18 Jan 2009

De Villiers, Coma victorious in Dakar Rally

9:20 am on 18 January 2009

South Africa's Giniel De Villiers and Spain's Marc Coma have won the Dakar Rally following the final 227-kilometre special stage in Argentina.

De Villiers won the auto section and Coma triumphed among the motorcyclists.ahead of an untimed liaison triumphant ride to Buenos Aires.

The race's 30th edition decamped for security reasons from Africa to South America this year with great success, marred only by the death of French rider Pascal Terry.

Terry was found dead early on January 7th, three days after he suffered an accident and disappeared during the second stage.