Dakar Rally 2010: Manca in ICU After Crash

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So much for good karma working in your favour. Italian KTM rider Luca Manca, who yesterday generously lent his rear wheel to defending Dakar champion Marc Coma, today lies in hospital in critical condition after falling of his bike and sustaining serious head injuries during the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally. Coma on the other hand, had a good outing, winning the stage 10 minutes and 34 seconds ahead of leader Cyril Despres and moving from 8th position into 4th overall. Top BMW rider Paulo Goncalves’ rally also ended on the 7th day, after he crashed and broke his collar bone.

Canadian Patrick Trahan finished in 54th position, 1:52:12 behind Coma, moving from 76th to 65th overall. 

More details in the video below.




2010 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results 

 1. COMA (ESP) KTM 04:46:59 

2. DESPRES (FRA) KTM 04:57:33 00:10:34 

3. RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 04:57:37 00:10:38 

4. LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) APRILIA 05:02:11 00:15:12 

5. ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 05:04:08 00:17:09 

6. JAKES (SVK) KTM 05:04:25 00:17:26 

7. PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 05:07:26 00:20:27 

8. FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 05:08:36 00:21:37 

9. STREET (USA) KTM 05:09:09 00:22:10 

10. FARIA (PRT) KTM 05:14:58 00:27:59 


2010 Dakar Overall Standings

1. DESPRES (FRA) KTM 21:35:59 

2. LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) APRILIA 22:18:14 00:42:15 

3. RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 22:20:04 00:44:05 

4. COMA (ESP) KTM 22:42:20 01:06:21 

5. ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 22:50:41 01:14:42 

6. DUCLOS (FRA) KTM 22:57:55 01:21:56 

7. STREET (USA) KTM 23:00:21 01:24:22 

8. FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 23:36:56 02:00:57 

9. JAKES (SVK) KTM 23:43:38 02:07:39 

10. PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 23:44:45 02:08:46 



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