|OiLibya Rally of Tunisia: Marc Coma finishes second in the penultimate stage.|
The AMV pilot offered, again, a driving lesson to overcome a few setbacks over the line of dunes that formed the stage of Thursday. Following victories in the last two days, the pilot AMV was now second in the 180km timed special starts and finishes at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane. Coma finished 1:41 minutes to Portuguese Helder Rodriguez thus cutting six seconds into Polish Jakub Przygonski in the fight for second place.
The pursuers, took advantage of the footprints, marked in the dense sand, a pilot phase opened eager to win. Marc, who suffered only three or four snags in the soft Tunisian dunes, had a setback after hitting a rock hidden under the sand, which has broken the KTM front wheel, forcing him to run with caution over 40 kilometers. In the assistance, located at km 150 of special Coma could change the tire, being able to complete the stage without difficulty.
Tomorrow is held the last stage of the Rally of Tunisia. 130 competitive kilometers are the drivers that separate members of the test line. AMV rider fight for victory again, with an eye toward the second step of the podium, currently held by Jakub Przygonski.
Marc Coma: "Today was a difficult day for us. I open track, with the penalty that implies in the passage through the dunes, they were very soft. I have three or four latches in which I had to lift the bike. Also, I think I hit a stone that has broken my wheel to more than 40 kilometers of care. I have been forced to slow down and I could not squeeze everything I would have liked. Tomorrow is the last day and I'll go out for all with the goal of achieving partial victory and second position. A priori, it is a single stage of 130 kilometers, of which, 20 or 30 are more difficult. What is clear is that we will not surrender, because, until we cross the finish line, anything can happen. "
2010/05/07 | 13:30 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/COMA