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Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 2 - Despres Moves Into Overall Lead

17
October
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Racing KTM Video Feeds
  Author: KTM Press Release
  Location: Normandy, France
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The OiLibya Rally of Morocco Open OiLibya Rally of Morocco in a new window has become THE pre-Dakar motorcycle rally. All the big (and lesser) motorcycle racers are taking part in what is becoming the 2nd biggest motorcycle rally, after the Dakar. Names like Cyril Despres Open link in a new window, Marc Coma Open link in a new window, Helder Rodrigues Open link in a new window, Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez Open link in a new window, etc can be found competing here.

To see more of the race, including live results and tracking, click here for the OiLibya Rally of Morocco Open OiLibya Rally of Morocco in a new window. All photos can be clicked on for a bigger version.

NOTE: Below the standing you'll find a short video message of the winner of the stage 2, Cyril Despres.

Click for bigger version of Morocco 2012 Marc Coma
Open image in a new windowMarc Coma  © Chytka M.

KTM’s factory riders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres continued to dominate in Stage Two of the Morocco Rally with Despres of France winning the stage and moving into the overall lead by a very slim 0.37 seconds from his teammate Coma.

The two riders, both multiple Dakar ally winners are using the final rally of the season to fine-tune their skills and KTM 450 Rally bikes ahead of the 2013 Dakar Rally that starts January 5 in South America.

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Open image in a new windowCyril Despres  © Chytka M.

The second stage took riders 359 km through the desert of which 315 km was timed and Despres, who finished third in Monday’s opening stage, crossed the line 1 minute 45 ahead of Spain’s Coma.

Honda rider Helder Rodrigues was third Tuesday and is also third in the overall standings while the three lead riders have now distanced themselves from the rest of the field by a handy eleven minutes. Joan Barreda of Spain was fourth in both the stage and now in the overall.

It will now be up to Despres to open the track on Wednesday but he will certainly have difficulty shaking off the determined Coma, who took the 2012 World Cross Country Rally title in Sardinia after winning the first three of the four round competition.

Click for bigger version of Morocco 2012 Marc Coma
Open image in a new windowMarc Coma  © Chytka M.

Coma remarked after the race that it had been a very long stage crossing the Erg Chebbi dunes. He had first overtaken Rodrigues and all three riders stuck together throughout the stage.  

Another prominent KTM rider was Chaleco Lopez of Chile who was both sixth in the stage and overall while Juan Pedrero of Spain, KTM factory rider and ‘water carrier’ in the Dakar Rally to his KTM factory teammate Coma trailed the leader by 12 minute 17 in the stage and is seventh overall.

Click for bigger version of Morocco 2012 Cyril_Despres
Open image in a new windowCyril Despres  © Chytka M.

Also performing better were KTM’s two South African riders Riaan Van-Niekerk and Darryl Curtis who are also here to put in the navigation and desert experience ahead of the 2013 Dakar Rally. Riding close together for this important trial run, they finished 15-16 in the stage and have moved up to 16-17 in the order.

Riders face another 357 km on Wednesday but only 291 km of timed section.

Results Stage Two (Total distance 359 km, 44 km liaisons, times 315 km)


1, Cyril Despres, France, KTM at 3 hours 34.14

2, Marc Coma, Spain, KTM at 1 minute 45

3, Helder Rodrigues, Portugal, Honda at 3.11
4, Joan Barrera, Spain, Husqvarna at 3.26
5, David Casteu, France, Yamaha at 6.02
6, Chaleco Lopez, Chile, KTM, 7.12


Other KTM


9, Jakub Przgonski, Poland, KTM 11.26
11, Juan Pedrero, Spain, KTM 12.17
15, Riaan Van-Niekerk, South Africa KTM, 24.53
16, Darryl Curtis, South Africa, KTM, 25.50
19, Jacek Czachor, Poland, KTM 36.09

Standings after Stage 2


1, Despres, 6 hour 36.24

2, Coma at 0.37

3, Rodrigues at 0.51
4, Barreda at 11.47
5, Paolo Goncalves, Portugal, Husqvarna, 18.29
6, Lopez at 24.39

7, Pedrero at 26.10


Other KTM


11, Przgonski, 40.01
15, Alessandro Botturi, Italy, KTM, 1: 08.27 (30 min penalty)
16, Curtis, 1:10.12
17, Van-Niekerk, 1:10.30
18. Czachor, 1:23.17

Cyril Despres About Day 2 of OiLibya Rally of Morocco (50 seconds)

     
Click to see the Video clip


Via: KTM



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