Marc Coma secured his place in the Dakar Rally statistics in 2015 when he took his fifth Dakar title at the finish line in Buenos Aires on January 17. It was the fourteenth consecutive time a KTM rider had secured the title, setting new standards among the sport's statistics. Coma's Dakar win on the KTM 450 RALLY followed on from his sixth FIM World Cross Countries Rally Championship after the 2015 Morocco Rally in October.
A native of Barcelona, Spain, Coma first won the Dakar Rally in 2006 in Africa and in 2009, 2011 and 2014 repeated the success in South America. He first rode the Dakar Rally in 2002 on a CSV motorcycle but had to retire with mechanical problems while in the top 20 of the field. He joined KTM as part of the Repsol team for the Dakar in 2003, finishing third in four stages and established himself as a serious contender.
Coma was introduced to motorcycles at an early age by his father who contested the Spanish MX Champions, and an uncle who was a big fan. He went on to race motocross at regional, provincial and national level before moving to Enduro and ultimately Rally sport. He is recognized for his skill and determination and an unflinching will to win that has driven him to the forefront of his sport.
|Team||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing|
|Hobbies||Trial, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking|
|Goals||Give all my best|
|Bike||KTM 450 RALLY Factory|