|OiLibya Rally of Tunisia: Spaniard Marc Coma repeats victory in SS04.|
The fourth stage of the Rally, consisting of 280 competitive kilometers without the equipment to enjoy their desired assistance, began in the town of Nekrif with arrival in Ksar Ghilane.
AMV rider Marc Coma won today, a second consecutive stage victory in the Rally of Tunisia, scoring round for the World Raids, with thirteen seconds of advantage over the Chilean "Chaleco" Lopez and a difference of 6'30 minutes on the Polish Jakub Przygonski. After the victory, the pilot of Avià, slips to third place overall, 23'31 minutes behind the leader at the same time, 20 seconds behind second-placed rider Przygonski.
Despite the deserved victory, Marc Coma could not squeeze the full potential of his handlebar, having to keep the rear tire if he wants to reach the final stage without any setbacks. The sandstorm yesterday, greatly hindered the development of today's stage, since the majority of tracks, for which the pilots had to shoot, had disappeared under the sand.
Tomorrow, will host the penultimate stage of the rally, at one stage comprising 180 competitive kilometers, which got their start and end in the same town of Ksar Ghilane. AMV driver faces an assault prior to the last stage from the provisional third position overall.
MARC COMA Pilot AMV: "We have achieved a new victory in a special complicated and I am happy. It's been a lot of navigation stage, hampered by yesterday's sandstorm, which erased all the tracks. Unfortunately, I could not run as I would have liked to take care of the tire and a special non-attendance was mandatory. Now we're third, but we are far from the leader to think about the final victory. Tomorrow, the rally took a new turn. The last two stages are very short and will be the "sprint." Nevertheless, there remain two strips of dunes to overcome that are always a mystery so we'll go for all. "
2010/05/06 | 21:07 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/COMA