Posted by Andrew on January 21, 2011

Category: Motorsports

The Dakar 2011, which finished last weekend in Buenos Aires, will be remembered at KTM as one of the company’s greatest triumphs in rally sport. Not only the tenth concecutive win for the Austrian manufacturer but also a sensational ride by the company’s two leading factory riders who finished 1-2 in a two-way battle. The victory for Spaniard Marc Coma of the MRW KTM team was his third career Dakar title.

Coma reached his third Dakar victory

Coma reached his third Dakar victory

It was a measured, well-earned ride but by Marc’s own admission was tough all the way because he and fellow KTM factory rider Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM) never gave each other any ground until they got to the finish. The 33rd edition of this great event was also a fitting tribute to the Austrian brand because seven of the top 10 riders were on KTMs.

The 2011 Dakar in numbers:

-          10th consecutive title for KTM

-          Best bike in the Dakar 2011: the KTM 450 Rally Replica

-          3rd Dakar title for Marc Coma to equal the three titles of Cyril Despres

-          5 stage wins to Marc Coma

-          3 stage wins to Cyril Despres

-          9,500 km through Argentina and Chile

-          4837 m the highest point of altitude crossing the Andes

-          More than 250 km driven over an altitude of 4000 m

-          Hottest temperature: 42°C in the shade in the Chilecito region

-          Coldest temperature 2°C in the Calama region

-          15,000 kg of spare parts transported by the three KTM trucks

-          11,700 liters of fuel used by the three service trucks and three support cars

-          3,800 liters of fuel for the KTM bikes

-          300 liters of oil in total

-          Total amount of kilometers in KTM vehicles (bikes, trucks and cars) – 80,000 km in 14 days

-          60 rear wheels and 60 front wheels for the KTM bikes

-          During the 14 days (336 hours) of the rally no member of the KTM teams or support staff had more than 60 hours sleep

-          Number of liters of drinking water consumed by the team and support staff: 1400 liters

2011 KTM 450 Rally Specifications and Photos

via KTM

Related bikes

KTM450 EXC Water cooled, 449cc, Single, SOHC
KTM530 EXC Water cooled, 510cc, Single, SOHC

Related news