Click for more info
Click here to swap to the Fullnoise Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to join the Fullnoise Twitter PageClick here to join the Fullnoise Facebook Page
Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here to see more info


Rallye News
Coma wins Sealine Rally for the second straight year.


Posted: Saturday, 27th April, 2013 : 10:20 AM - - 34,480 Reads




KTM’s three-times Dakar winner Marc Coma of Spain on Friday sealed victory in the second edition of the Sealine Rally in Qatar, the second round of the 2013 World Cross Countries Rally Championship.

Coma won the four-stage rally by the narrowest of margins, finishing just 4 seconds ahead of Portugal’s Paolo Goncalves.

The minor podium place went to KTM factory teammate Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski of Poland and the third member of the KTM trio, Chaleco Lopez of Chile finished fourth.

The top four riders finished the rally after four very long stages within 4 minutes 29 of each other underlining that this was a race of an entire different character.

Run for the first time in 2012, the Sealine Rally, coming straight on the back of the more established Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, was compacted from five to four days. But riders were on their bikes, trekking across the desert sand for around five hours a day in what was an all-out scramble for fastest.

Going into the final stage, Coma was very aware that it was going to be a close finish. He started the day with a 2 minute 4 second advantage over Goncalves.

Then his Portuguese opponent lost some ground after a navigational error and Coma again had the advantage. Knowing the win was at stake, Coma decided to take the cautious approach with the navigation and Goncalves was back in contention behind him at the 190 km mark of the 275 km special.

From then on it was a dash by both riders to the finish and they crossed the line in unison, with the victory going to Coma by just 4 seconds.

Although he said it was very tough throughout the four days, Coma, making a return to racing after an injury problem that kept him out of the 2013 Dakar Rally was still happy at the close.

“The long distance, the navigation, the weather – this race has really gone to a high level." Coma stated. "I lost some time in some loose sand after the passage control, but I saw Paulo after about 190 km and it was exciting all the way to the finish,” he told reporters at the end of the race.


Paulo Goncalves finished a close second - Credit: Marian Chytka
 
For runner up Goncalves he was happy to once again prove that his Speedbrain 450 Rally Bike was capable of being more than competitive and is motivate to come out on top at the next round of the series.

"I am extremely happy about this top result for my Speedbrain team." Goncalves stated. "It has been a very difficult and close race.

"Marc Coma and I battled tooth and nail, fair and square. Congratulations to him for this narrow victory.

"We have shown that the Speedbrain 450 Rally bike is capable of winning and competitive in all types of terrain. The world´s best are riding on the same level nowadays," he continued.

"To finish this race without major mistakes and without technical problems is an achievement in itself. It´s a confirmation of our intensive work. I´m already looking forward to the next race and feel motivated to battle for the win again."

Coma’s slim victory here means he retains the title in 2013. Together with his win in the Desert Challenge, it lays the foundation for another solid attack on the 2013 World Championship title.

Sealine Cross Country Rally 2013 Result Final Stage:
1. Lopez (CHL, KTM) 2h31m56s
2. Przygonski (POL, KTM) +00:01:50
3. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Speedbrain) +00:02:42
4. Coma-Camps (ESP, KTM) +00:04:42
5. Salvatierra (BOL, Honda) +00:09:03


Sealine Podium - Credit: Marian Chytka
 
Sealine Cross Country Rally 2013 Final Overall Result:
1. Coma-Camps (ESP, KTM) 14h33m19s
2. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Speedbrain) +00:00:04
3. Przygonski (POL, KTM) +00:03:16
4. Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:07:45
5. Salvatierra (BOL, Honda) +01:37:05

Top Image: Coma wins Sealine Rally for the second straight year.
Credit: Marian Chytka


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here to go to Loose Kid Industries






Click here for more info







Motocross
Porter, Fewster, Moore and Robertson on top at WAMX Round 4
26th Jul, 2016
Off Road
Beau Ralston battles the conditions at Hedley AORC
26th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Josh Coppins unbeatable in World Champs build-up
26th Jul, 2016
ATV
Victorian ATV subsidies should include helmets and training, says FCAI
26th Jul, 2016
Dirt Track
Australian Senior Dirt Track Championships back in the Hunter Region
26th Jul, 2016
Motocross
World class racing expected from the Yamaha Rising Star Rookies in Sheppart..
26th Jul, 2016
Supercross
Queensland Cup for Junior Stars
25th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Taj Marshall clean sweeps SA State Titles for BCP Pro Circuit Honda
25th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
25th Jul, 2016
Off Road
Price, Brierley and Tomich take AORC Junior wins
24th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Jake Williams leads Yamaha charge with SSMX victory
24th Jul, 2016
Off Road
Sanders Makes It A Hedley AORC Clean Sweep
24th Jul, 2016
Motocross
2016 Pro Motocross Full Moto Replays From Washougal - Rd 9
24th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Tomac Captures Second Win at Washougal
24th Jul, 2016
Speedway
Patryk Dudek hails the Polish Spirit
24th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Gajser and Jonass on pole in Loket
24th Jul, 2016
Off Road
Josh Brierley takes first AORC Juniors Cross Country win at round seven
24th Jul, 2016
Supercross
Chasing the Dream, Xtra Webisode 2: Aaron Plessinger, St. Louis
23rd Jul, 2016
Off Road
Epic finish for Hall and Sanders at Hedley AORC
23rd Jul, 2016
Motocross
On Board With James Stewart at Millville
22nd Jul, 2016
Motocross
Broc Tickle Sidelined For Remainder Of MX Season
22nd Jul, 2016
Off Road
Rounds 7 and 8 AORC – What you need to know
21st Jul, 2016
Motocross
Team HRC aiming to continue podium run in Loket
21st Jul, 2016
General
Andrew Stevens resigns as MV President
21st Jul, 2016
Rallye
Team HRC to take part in the Baja Aragon
21st Jul, 2016
General
MV Relaunches successful women take the lead program
21st Jul, 2016
Motocross
Trey Canard Out For Washougal National
21st Jul, 2016
Enduro
2015 ISDE teams to be awarded World Trophies at AORC
20th Jul, 2016
Motocross
WAMX Senior State Championship heads for Bunbury
20th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Nathan Crawford tops the Husqvarna riders at Conondale
20th Jul, 2016
Enduro
Entires open for 2016 Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro
20th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Sixth French title for Livia Lancelot
20th Jul, 2016
Industry
Sutherland Shire gets new Honda dealership
20th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Kirk Gibbs retains red plate with second at Conondale
19th Jul, 2016
Off Road
Kate Norman fired up for AORC this weekend
19th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Evans and Hill share the podium at Connondale
19th Jul, 2016
Motocross
James Stewart makes racing return at Millville
19th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Todd Waters collects another podium at Conondale
19th Jul, 2016
Motocross
Romain Febvre Back on Track in France
19th Jul, 2016
Enduro
Victorian Locals set for another AORC Transmoto EJ battle
19th Jul, 2016

  More News Articles....



Click here to read
Click here to read
2016 Yamaha TTR50 Review With MXTV
We Spend The Day At Ride Park In Victoria with MXTV For A Quick Review Of Yamaha's TTR50
  Click here to read....  |  Insider archive

Click For More Information




E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

 Round 8 2016 MX Nationals
 Round 4 2016 WA State Junior MX Championship
 Round 6 2016 KENDA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Seri..
 Round 14 2016 FIM World Motocross Championship
 Round 3 - Race Off 2016 Monster Energy FIM Spe..
 Round 4 - Final 2016 Monster Energy FIM Speedw..
 Round 8 2016 Canadian Rockstar Energy Drink Mo..
  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide





  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 FIM WMX
  2013 AMA SX Rd9
  2013 NZMX Champs Rd2
  2013 Aus AAX Champs
  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 AMA SX Rd8
  2013 AMA SX Rd7
  NZMX Champs Rd1
  2013 AMA ArenaX



Click here to go to the Choice Suspension Website
Click here to go to Loose Kid Industries
Click here for more info on Mountian Shade
Click here to visit Bolton Motorcyles, Australia's largest KTM, Honda and Suzuki parts store
Click here to got to the F1 Moto website
Click here for info on Penrite
Click here for more info on Endura products
Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics
Click here for more info on States MX products

Click here for more info


Click here to visit Click28.com


LKI FORM Glove
Loose Kid Industries Release All New Glove Onto The Global Market .   View

ATR-1Y Hornet (Youth)
The ATR-1Y is the only premium helmet designed specifically for youth riders and is the ideal choice for MX. .   View

USWE Insulated Tube Kit and Bladder Sleeve
Help reduce your fluid from freezing this winter .   View





FULLNOISE WEBSITES:
Fullnoise Off Road Website
Fullnoise Road Website

FULLNOISE OFF ROAD CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
Husqvarna Motorcycles
John Titman Racing
Kessner Motorcycles
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
Moto National Accessories
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise.com.au 2002-2016



Click for more info