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HRC reflect on Dakar 2014

HRC reflect on Dakar 2014

Six stage victories –five for Joan Barreda- in which the team was constantly in podium positions until the penultimate stage, as well as being...
“Without the right people behind me it would have been impossible to win,” Coma said. “We have worked very well throughout the race and also before. Last year I went through a very difficult situation not being able to compete because of injury and I came back to win the race. I think this says a lot about the people I have around me. I am very proud of this victory. What was key to winning the Dakar was not to make any mistakes.”

Marc Coma wins Dakar 2014 and Villadoms makes it a KTM 1-2

Marc Coma wins Dakar 2014 and Villadoms makes it a KTM 1-2Dakar Rally 2014 Stage 13: La Serena – Valparaiso Results - Dakar 2014 535...
Cyril Despres won stage 12

Despres wins stage 12; Coma in control; Disaster for Barreda

On the last major sandy special on the Dakar 2014, Cyril Despres once again dominated and picked up his second special stage victory of...
Marc Coma: “To find the right rhythm is never easy. To find the compromise between going fast, but not taking risks, this is the most difficult. You have to feel comfortable on the bike and not ride crazy. This is important. It’s still a long way to go and tomorrow is a very difficult special. We have to be very focused.”

Coma extends lead with Stage 11 win

Despite a fall at the beginning of the stage, Marc Coma again demonstrated his status as boss of the Dakar 2014, by picking up...

Barreda wins stage 10; Coma leads by 44mins after Barreda penalised 15 minutes

Joan Barreda won today´s over 600 kilometre long stage 10 from Iquique to Antofagasta, as he captured his fourth stage victory of the Dakar...
The 422-km long 9th special stage between Calama and Iquique especially allowed Marc Coma to gain even more psychological superiority over the rest of the field

Coma Extends Dakar Lead on Stage 9

Dakar 2014 - 9th Stage - Calama - Iquique - 451 km stage including 422 km special testOn a 9th stage dominated by the...
Cyril Despres won stage 12

Despres takes stage 8

Tuesday was the second day of the marathon stage in Bolivia. The riders had to half-circle and cross the "Salar de Uyuni", the biggest...
Joan Barreda: "It was a good day today, I could push and gain some minutes back from Marc Coma. It was not so easy, some tricky sections with mud from last night´s rain. I am happy to be able to attack and I am confident for the coming stages."

Barreda pulls back time on Coma

Today´s stage seven after the rest day was characterized by rain during the night and a new Dakar country - Bolivia. After an early...

Dakar Teams regather for assualt on final stages

Dakar Teams regather for assualt on final stagesProvisional overall standings: 1. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) 23:08:00 hrs 2. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:42:17 3. Alain Duclos (FRA,...
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KTM’s Coma leads Dakar at halfway mark

Provisional results - Dakar 2014, Stage 6: 1. Alain Duclos (FRA, Sherco) 04:21:34 hrs 2. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) +00:01:15 3. Michael Metge (FRA, Yamaha) +00:01:49 4. Joan...
Joan Barreda showed his brilliance in riding technique and navigation skills by winning the stage in front of Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, increasing his overall lead to over 13 minutes.

Dakar 2014 – Stage 3 – Barreda extends lead

--  Dakar 2014 - Stage Three - San Rafael - San Juan - 665 km stage including 373 km special test --  Dakar Stage 3,...
Joan Barreda: "I´m super happy to take the opening stage today. I´d like to give a big thanks to my team as a reward for the hard work in recent months. The stage wasn´t long, but it was a difficult one. We raced on hard-pack terrain with stones and blind corners. The course was twisty and you had to stay focused. I was doing fine, finding my rhythm soon and keeping it to the finish. I will enjoy this evening!"

Barreda tops Dakar day one

-Dakar 2014 - Results - Stage One - Rosario to San Luis – 629 km liaison, 180 km special = 809 kmUnofficial Stage One Results 1,...
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