Marc Coma on Monday won the 2nd stage of Dakar Rally it took him 3 hours 7 minutes and 21 seconds ahead of his KTM teammate Cyril Despres (France) for 1 minute and 18 seconds. Spanish rider Joan Barreda Bort came in third place with otstovaniem 2 minutes and 33 seconds behind Coma.
"The start was very fast," said Coma, "I drove at high speed … and then, arriving at the second special-plot in the sand dunes, there were no major problems with navigation."
Not without incident. The same day, the Argentine rider Jorge Martinez Boero lost their lives (Day 1) – his heart stopped in a helicopter ambulance.