Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|01-13-2015, 06:00 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Dakar 2015 Coma takes lead in Stage Eight
Barreda loses three hours with mechanical issues
SPANIARD Marc Coma took the lead from Joan Barreda in yesterday's Stage Eight of the 2015 Dakar Rally across Bolivian salt flats.
HRC's Barreda had been leading since Stage Two but ended yesterday's 485-mile route in 72nd place after losing over three hours.
The Spaniard had already lost an hour-and-a-half to Coma after 234 miles and had to be towed by Jeremias Israel after suffering mechanical issues. It left Coma with an overall lead of more than nine minutes over nearest rival Paulo Gonçalves.
KTM rider Pablo Quintanilla took his maiden Dakar stage victory in the eighth day of the 2015 rally, which saw several riders retire with altitude sickness and hypothermia in freezing conditions.
Stage Eight Classification:
1. Pablo Quintanilla (KTM), 2h 56’19”
2. Juan Pedrero Garcia (Yamaha), +00’11”
3. Stefan Svitko (KTM), +00’12”
4. Toby Price (KTM), +00’41”
5. Laia Sanz Pla-Giribert (Honda), +02’36”
1. Marc Coma (KTM), 28h 51’12”
2. Paulo Gonçalves (Honda), +09’11”
3. Pablo Quintanilla (KTM), +11’11”
4. Toby Price (KTM), +15’56”
5. Stefan Svitko (KTM), +26’30”
Dakar: week one
Michal Hernik dies at Dakar Rally
New: KTM 450 Rally Replica
Official 2015 Dakar rally teaser video released
Cyril Despres wins 2012 Dakar Rally