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DAKAR: Coma victory stats.

Three years after being crowned Dakar winner for the first time - and after a bitter retirement in 2007, and the event cancellation in 2008 - Repsol KTM rider Marc Coma led the 2009 Dakar from start to finish, on the new South American route.

Here are some statistics:

Leg victories in 2009: 3 (numbers 1, 3 and 4)
Second positions: 5
Days since his victory in 2006 (16 January) to 2009: 1 097 days
Days leading the 2009 race: 15
Largest margin when leading the overall standings: 1 hour, 29 minutes, 48 seconds (leg 12)
Smallest margin when leading the overall standings: 22 minutes 5 seconds
Legs when he extended his lead:10
Biggest loss of time on a stage compared to the winner: 15 minutes 45 seconds (leg 5)
Worst stage classification: 17th at 12 minutes 27 seconds (stage 2)
Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Saturday 3rd January, 5am local time. First special started: 12.14pm
Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Saturday 17th January, 14.30, local time. Winning margin 1 hour, 25 minutes 38 seconds over Cyril Despres.
Stage time taken to win the 2009 Dakar: 52 hours, 14 minutes 33 seconds

Tyres used: Front: 15, Rear: 15
Days with run-flat mousse: 12
Days with inner tube: 3
Punctures: 1
Litres of petrol: 1000
Engines used: 2
Fairings used: 2
Clutches used: 4
Pairs of brake pads: Front: 15, Rear: 15
Litres of oil: 15
Pairs of gloves: 4
Goggles: 2
Helmets: 2
Riding suits: 3 complete
Litres of water consumed during a leg: 3 litres (capacity of camel back)


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