Dakar stage 10 - Coma claims consecutive stage win

By James Keen -

Off road

 12 January 2010 17:00

KTM rider Marc Coma took his 4th victory for the KTM team in the 10th Dakar stage in Chile. 

Yamaha riders Frétigné and Rodrigues finished in second and third respectively.

Catalan Coma said: "Now we’ve left the Atacama Desert behind us and we’re heading south. It’s a complete change of terrain. That was like a day of endurance riding. There was a lot of skidding, but it was technical and interesting.

"Every day, I try to show that I’m quick and comfortable on the tracks. I went looking for victory".

Despite finishing in 6th place today, French KTM rider Cyril Depres held onto his lead in the overall standings. He said: "Today, we could have easily lost first place in the rally, so I protected my lead. That said, I wasn’t just taking it easy either. There were lots of slippy parts, bends with big drops on one side as well as stones on the tracks. For me, there was no need to go on all out attack".

1 COMA (ESP)  KTM 03:10:43 00:00:00 
2 FRETIGNE (FRA)  YAMAHA 03:12:49 00:02:06 
3 RODRIGUES (PRT)  YAMAHA 03:13:19 00:02:36 
4 FARIA (PRT)  KTM 03:14:39 00:03:56 
5 LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)  APRILIA 03:15:40 00:04:57 
6 DESPRES (FRA)  KTM 03:17:08 00:06:25 
7 PAIN (FRA)  YAMAHA 03:18:01 00:07:18 
8 ULLEVALSETER (NOR)  KTM 03:18:03 00:07:20 
9 STREET (USA)  KTM 03:18:04 00:07:21 
10 DUCLOS (FRA)  KTM 03:18:59 00:08:16 
11 VERHOEVEN (NLD)  BMW 03:20:26 00:09:43