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Spain's Roma, Coma lead Dakar Rally car, motorcycle races

English.news.cn   2014-01-10 08:26:20            

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Spain's Joan "Nani" Roma of team Mini and Marc Coma of KTM Thursday won the fifth stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally in the car and motorcycle races respectively, taking the lead in the off-road race.

In the difficult stage between Chilecito and Tucuman, in northern Argentina, Roma came in first with a time of 4 hours, 27 minutes and one second (4:27:01), trailed by South Africa's Giniel De Villiers (Toyota) by 4 minutes and 20 seconds, and American driver Robby Gordon (Hummer) by 20 minutes, 12 seconds.

In the motorcycle race, Coma placed first with a time of 3:02:08, followed by compatriot Jordi Viladoms (KTM), trailing by 12:54, and Portugal's Helder Rodrigues, trailing by 32:04.

In the quad race, Sergio Lafuente (Yamaha) won the stage with a time of 4:53:48, followed by Chilean Ignacio Casale (Yamaha), behind by 1:21, and Argentina's Pablo Copetti, trailing by 11 minutes.

In the truck race, the first place went to Russia's Dimitry Sotnikov (Kamaz) with a time of 4:47:46.

Friday will see the sixth stage of the rally, between Tucuman and Salta.

The Dakar Rally will conclude on Jan. 18 in Valparaiso, Chile.

Editor: An
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