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KTM Racing News: Stage 9 Rally

Marc Coma. Red KTM’s three-time winner of the toughest rally on Tuesday his second stage win in this edition of the Dakar. Coma ahead of Joan Barreda and old Cyril Despres to edge ahead in the overall standings as the enters Chile.

Coma, who has suffering from a cold past days felt on Tuesday and delivered a great ride, taking over the in the latter part of the stage. He at the finish it had been “ very and very nice ”. He is now in front by 40 19.

Coma’s factory teammate Viladoms also had a good day to sixth and consolidate his third position. He now has a good 30-minute over fourth placed rider Esquerre.

Viladoms . “ I think I’m in a good and I want to hold onto until the end. Now we know landscape. The first week we in the mountains and in new places but I like it, if it is not easy to ride here. We keep 100 percent concentration there are still some days ahead. ”

Meanwhile rider Kuba Przygonski of (literally) bounced back a crash to finish a creditable in the stage and is now seventh overall.

Przygonski: “ The first day in Chile was for me because I had a big crash. I hit some with my rear wheel. it was like a MotoGP crash. I was along the ground and so was my bike. was good for me but bad for the bike and when I up the exhaust was totally out.

I had to it and I lost about 10-12 But its good that I’m on the finish and tomorrow I’ll be pushing. ”

It was an eventful day for KTM-supported rider van Niekerk of South Africa, in the stage and holding at thirteenth

Van Niekerk: “ It was very dusty, I that from last Just fesh-fesh (very powdered sand) and dusty The navigation was critical. It’s to navigate from the road because you have to concentrate on you’re going.

I made a error and after five-six km I had to around and find my way back. But a day in the bank and we’ll look to tomorrow. ”

Speaking about the KTM Factory Team Manager Doringer said it had been a day for his riders and for the new KTM 450 RALLY bike. “ won the stage and that’s fantastic. The is getting bigger. He feels so tomorrow he starts in front and he can a smart game.

We are also in third overall and the gap is 30 minutes so Jordi (Viladoms) is in a position.

“ Riaan (van is doing a great job. what he learned from year to this year, you can see him He has to continue like this but the important is that he arrives every day and he’s doing a job .

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“ Kuba (Przygonski) did well to at the bivouac after his crash the bike didn’t look so But he’s okay and no injuries and always the most important Tomorrow he’ll … .”

Just 83 of the original 196 bikes Stage Nine and many were still suffering the after effects of the tough stage and overnighting at high in Bolivia.

The stage took into the dunes of the Atacama for the 422 km timed special, finishing the ride at the infamous Iquique They then had a heart-stopping drop over the final kilometers down to get their look at the Pacific Ocean.

In 10 riders go south from to Antofagasta over a 58 km liaison and 631 km of timed special.

Results Stage 9 (unofficial)

to Iquique – 29 km liaison, 422 km special = 451 km


1, Marc Coma, KTM 4 hours.49.05

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