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2012 Dakar: Final Motorcycles

2012 Dakar Final Results

The 2012 Rally presented many to the motorcycle competitors, taking the pilots almost 5,600 from Mal Del Plata, Argentina, Chile to the finish line in Peru.

The rally race, as the “toughest race in the world,” riders for 15 days straight, only one day of rest.

And it all ended in Lima, with a well-known taking the coveted title – Despres.

After playing a game with his rival and KTM teammate Marc Coma, the Despres ended taking his Dakar title by an impressive 53 and 20 seconds over the Spaniard

But it wasn’t only a huge for the Red Bull KTM 450 Rally rider; Despres’ 2012 title, KTM now has 11 Dakar Rally victories, the last seven arriving Despres (4) and Coma (3).

first Dakar victory in 2005, and he repeated the performance in 2010 and this year. As for he won the Dakar Rally in 2006, and 2011.

Despres and Coma had an battle right from the stage of 2012 Dakar, but had some major issues the penultimate stage Saturday; due to issues on his MRW Red Bull AMV KTM 450 Rally, he over 13 minutes behind

Coma was able to get the KTM back to the but had some navigational issues and dealt with a huge

KTM reports: ” A new Dakar rule in penalizes riders 15 minutes for the change of engines and 45 minutes for the As the factory team had decided to out both engines in the lead bikes one stage into the half of the rally this that when Coma’s was changed a second time he was another 45 minutes penalty, handing the title to his teammate.”

The stage Sunday only had an special, and although Despres 10th (3:51) behind Pal Anders Ullevalseter, also on a he already had the victory in the bag due to Coma’s Coma would finish 14 in second, 1:08 behind

Cyril Despres (Red KTM 450 Rally Dakar) says: we won and it’s simply fantastic. is without a shadow of a doubt the Dakar I’ve ever in. It was difficult physically, but even psychologically.

“Challenging yourself morning and fighting on the course its toll on your mind. not like a 42-kilometer marathon; you have to earn your every morning. All victories are but this one is special because it down to the wire and was decided at the minute.

“This was an unimaginable with the leaders separated by seconds. I’ve done 90 or 85 throughout my life, and this one was the one I had to fight the hardest. Today leave its mark on me.”

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Marc Coma (MRW Red AMV KTM 450 Rally Dakar) says: “I second in what was a difficult I gave it my all every single I wish to congratulate Cyril. the champion.

But I’m going to work to try and win again next year. If we alternating… it should be my turn! But I have to work.”

Finishing overall in 2012 Dakar was Yamaha’s Helder Rodrigues.

Rodrigues (Yamaha 450 Rally says: “Making it to the end of a Dakar is terrific. So finishing on the podium is incredible. There are two great Marc and Cyril, and they’re nuts to crack.

“I lost 20 minutes in stage 4 and 20 two days later. I was 40 minutes so I knew catching up with would be hard. Winning the requires perfect preparation all round and making sure goes well during the

I’ll try and find the solution to be as as they are. I need a bit of everything, especially money to a strong structure.”

As for KTM, the motorcycle company has now won the Dakar every year since with the exception of 2008 it was canceled because of security In the 2012 edition, eight of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 rode KTM machines.

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