Marc Coma: Dakar Legend

As Coma's first year as Dakar race director is just six days away, KTM release a tribute to the legendary racer
Marc Coma is a truly astounding motorcycle racer. During his 13 year career the Spaniard clocked up a staggering five victories at the Dakar - arguably the toughest off-road race in the world - and still had time to clock up six world rally titles.

In July this year, Coma announced his retirement from racing to take on a new role as Sporting Director for the Dakar Rally, and has been assisting Etienne Lavigne and the team of Dakar organizers as they prepare for the 2016 edition.

This year's race starts in less than a week on January 3 and runs until the 16th, on a tortuous route through Argentina and Bolivia, the longest day taking in an incredible 931km on the 12th stage at San Juan.

In recognition of Coma's achievement for the brand, KTM have released a tribute video celebrating both the man and the race that made him a legend. Enjoy

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Marc Coma has conquered the epic rally five times
Marc Coma - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Marc Coma - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Marc Coma - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Marc Coma during 2009 Dakar rally (pic: Chaco A.)
Marc Coma during 2009 Dakar rally  (pic: Barreira C.)
Marc Coma during the 2009 Dakar Rally (pic: Barreira C.)

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