|SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: That´s it for Bikes - Coma penalty, Despres winner.|
The two leaders of the 2012 Dakar have completed the last 29-kms showspecial uneventfully. According to provisional and unofficial time checks, the Spaniard Marc Coma posted a time of 23:29 minutes, with Cyril Despres 2:43 mins behind - so Despres has won the Rally.
Norway's Pal Anders Ullevalseter has set the best time so far, with 22:26 minutes, ahead of Coma, 1:08 mins back. Cyril Despres lies tenth, 3:51 mins down.
But, yesterday Marc Coma got another penalty of 45 mins by the organisation because he changed the KTM-engine the second time - so the Spaniard had no chance to beat Despres in the last stage.
In the quads, the third-placed pilot in the quad overall classification, Tomás Maffei, posted the best time of his category in the last stage. He beat Sergio La Fuente and the Patronellis, with Alejandro ahead of Marcos. The brothers finished the 2012 edition of the Dakar in this same order after dominating almost the entire rally.
2012/01/15 | 15:06 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/ASO/HS