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FIM Rally Champ Marc Coma Video Interview

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Marc Coma remains one of the top rally racers in the world. This year the Spaniard claimed his fourth FIM Cross Country Rally title, and he did so in dominating fashion winning all five events: Abu Dhabi, Tunisia, Sardinia, Brazil and Egypt. Coma took those wins aboard the KTM 690 Rally bike, which has completely dominated the rally scene in recent memory. Now Coma, along with fellow KTM factory rider Cyril Despres, will look to extend the Austrian firm’s dominance in the 450 rally ranks.
Marc Coma on the new 450: The first stage of the rally has been quite challenging  but the feeling with the new bike has been very good. There are some adjustments to improve  and get used to riding in a different way - a more attacking style rather that just using the power.
Marc Coma aboard the new KTM 450 rally racebike. The Spanish star completed a clean sweep of the 2010 FIM Cross Country Rallies with the dominating KTM 690 platform.

Coma and Despres prepared for the upcoming Dakar Rally, which has imposed a controversial 450cc limit, at the 2010 Rally de Maroc, where he placed third aboard the new KTM 450 Rally Replica racer. Coma finished behind the second-place Helder Rodrigues on a Yamaha and the rally winning Despres. Coma was unable to fight for the victory by virtue of a 30-minute penalty, though he managed several stage wins at the event. Coma and Despres are the expected top contenders for this year’s Dakar contest, which will begin this January and once again be run in South America.

Get to know more about the 34-year-old racer in the YouTube video below, courtesy of Pirelli. Topics include his fourth Cross Country Rally title. His KTM 690 racebike. Training with former MotoGP and current WSBK rider and fellow Spaniard Carlos Checa.

Courtesy of Pirelli

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