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Sardegna Rally Race: Coma puts the arrow and overrides Despres.




The advantage of Cyril Despres was almost a minute, but the Frenchman now pays more than five to Marc Coma, now the leader of the Sardegna Rally Race 2009. "I started strong, determined to recover at least a part of the disadvantage. The first Special Test could be "interpreted " in this way, but in the second, much more "surfed", I immediatametne realized that the risk was very high: here in Sardinia, just one second of distraction and you can loose five minutes. "The synthesis of the second stage in the words of Marc Coma, the new leader of the race at the finish line of Arborea, at the end of a long second stage, 360 kilometers, of Rally World.

Despres has fallen victim to the carelessness of a moment, and has paid twice when committed two more small errors trying to recover.

Spanish Repsol KTM Team, winning both the special tests of the day, has balanced the accounts of the victories. In fact, the duel between the two super-samples is unleashed! But the chair of the leader of the Sardinia Rally Race is always not comfortable nor safe. It is a fascinating feature of the Rally already, immediately detected last year during the firs tedition of the Rally organized by Bike Village.

No less interesting is the evolution of the race behind the two "rivals". Andrea Mancini has demonstrated once again to be one of the most successful rider, and his third place overall is the tangible confirmation. Together with Mancini, Matteo Graziani, with a fine third place in the second special test, and Luca Manca, second in the opening test.

In anticipation of tomorrow's stage, which will bring the 65 competitors still in the race in the maze of hellish Sulcis Iglesiente (but with a break on the beach paradise of Fontanamare), Bike Village can be fully satisfied that it has added a nearly perfect day in the "dossier" of the Sardegna Rally Race in 2009.

2009/06/01 | 17:28 CET | Editor: MR/HS/BikeVillage






















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