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Dakar2012: Day 14 and Final

16
January
2012
  Posted at 09:15:00 AM
  File under  Dakar Race
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

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Last day of the famous Dakar Open link in a new window rally, and in the motorcycle category, Cyril Despres Open link in a new window has won. It's his 4th title, one more than his arch-rival Marc Coma Open link in a new window.

It was not an easy 3 weeks for either of them. For the spectators, we could not have asked for a better race, since it was played until Day 13, within seconds of each other. This made the race very interesting to watch.

Congratulations to both Cyril and Marc for making this year so interesting to follow.

BTW
: Not only did motorcycle riders win the motorcycle category, obviously, but the top 2 in the car category were/are bikers, both having won the Dakar on a motorcycle. So to win the Dakar, you really need to be a motorcycle rider, maybe a lesson for Robby Gordon.

Cyril Despres
: "Without doubt this fourth Dakar victory was the hardest – both physically and psychologically. From the very first stage, all the way to the end of the last real stage, Marc (Coma) and I battled it out and mentally that made it particularly exhausting. We are so close in terms of outright speed and navigational ability that the slightest error can allow the other to pull out a decisive lead – there is never a moment to relax. To have such a rivalry doesn’t make either of our lives easy, but it does add to our sport’s excitement and gives our victories greater merit.
Once again we were both blessed with excellent machinery and a fantastic road book with which to fight our battle, so a very sincere ‘thank you’ to KTM for producing such a great bike and ASO for organising such an excellent event. The last part of the rally in Peru provided some of the best terrain I have ever raced over, the 12th stage in particular left a lasting souvenir. Finally, a big thank you to my team and my sponsors for making this fourth victory possible
."

Here are the photos of yesterday. courtesy KTM Open link in a new window and Maragni M. Open link in a new window. Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them after they have all fully loaded

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Christopher Birch
Open image in a new window  Christopher Birch       © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Cyril Despres 1
Open image in a new window  Cyril Despres      © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Cyril Despres 1
Open image in a new window  Cyril Despres      © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Cyril Despres 1
Open image in a new window  Cyril Despres      © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Despres Coma Rodrigues
Open image in a new window  Despres Coma Rodrigues      © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Felipe Zanol
Open image in a new window  Felipe Zanol       © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Johnny Aubert
Open image in a new window  Johnny Aubert        © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Marc Coma
Open image in a new window  Marc Coma       © Maragni M. KTM Images

Click for bigger version of Dakar2012 14 Marek Dabrowski
Open image in a new window  Marek Dabrowski       © Maragni M. KTM Images


Via: KTM & Maragni M.



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