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Marc Coma done with Dakar
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:47:23 pm »

Coma steps down from role as Dakar Rally Sporting Director

Written by ASO on 9 Feb 2018, 19:10. Posted in Dakar Rally

Marc Coma, the Dakar Sporting Director, has decided to leave his position with the biggest rally-raid in the world in order to fully devote himself to personal projects.

Amaury Sport Organisation would like to express its heartfelt thanks to Marc for the three years he has spent as a member of the organisation team. Indeed, Marc has poured all his elite-level energy and skills into servicing the Dakar, working hand-in-hand with all the members of the organisation team and passing on his wealth of experience to his colleagues. Amaury Sport Organisation hopes he meets with similar success in his new projects.

Marc Coma said: ďAfter having competed in the Dakar and won it five times, Iíve been lucky enough to discover what itís like on the other side of the fence and the amazing organisational machine that runs this outstanding event. Being in the heart of the rally for three years, in contact with specialists fully devoted to their task, has taught me much about the professionalism and commitment of the organisational teams that work on an event that is unique throughout the world. I hope that the Dakar continues to be the subject of excitement and dreams for many a year to come.Ē


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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 05:42:09 am »
Thatís unexpected.

Judging by the course (claimed by many who would know - hardest yet in South America) this year and many attributing it to Coma, Iím surprised heís not staying on.

Building rallies is a flipping tough, stressful and hard on the family.

Imagine the controversy if he went over to work with the Africa Eco Race?

He probably has a massive restraint on him.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 07:39:51 am »
Thatís unexpected.

Judging by the course (claimed by many who would know - hardest yet in South America) this year and many attributing it to Coma, Iím surprised heís not staying on.

Building rallies is a flipping tough, stressful and hard on the family.

Imagine the controversy if he went over to work with the Africa Eco Race?

He probably has a massive restraint on him.

Imagine of the two of you got together to organize the Amageza...  :peepwall:
 
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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 10:41:49 pm »
Thatís unexpected.

Judging by the course (claimed by many who would know - hardest yet in South America) this year and many attributing it to Coma, Iím surprised heís not staying on.

Building rallies is a flipping tough, stressful and hard on the family.

Imagine the controversy if he went over to work with the Africa Eco Race?
He probably has a massive restraint on him.
That thought also popped up in my head. It's strange normally such a person would be all in for quite some time, Coma had 2 or 3 years and it seems he was doing a good job.
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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 06:40:22 am »
I understand there were a few complaints on a couple of the stages regarding navigation that was unclear.

Maybe he took some heat from the Frenchie's behind the scenes?

Whatever his reasons, its going to be a huge loss to the Dakar. This year's course was probably the best one in 9 years.
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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 06:48:56 am »
Thatís unexpected.

Judging by the course (claimed by many who would know - hardest yet in South America) this year and many attributing it to Coma, Iím surprised heís not staying on.

Building rallies is a flipping tough, stressful and hard on the family.

Imagine the controversy if he went over to work with the Africa Eco Race?
He probably has a massive restraint on him.
That thought also popped up in my head. It's strange normally such a person would be all in for quite some time, Coma had 2 or 3 years and it seems he was doing a good job.

Prezactly!!!   Me thinks it might've been a mutually beneficial parting of ways.  2018 didn't exactly go down well in the books.  At the time of the rally this year, I was thinking that he had possibly lost the plot of the true Dakar spirit .....

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 04:23:13 pm »

Prezactly!!!   Me thinks it might've been a mutually beneficial parting of ways.  2018 didn't exactly go down well in the books.  At the time of the rally this year, I was thinking that he had possibly lost the plot of the true Dakar spirit .....

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 12:55:18 pm »


...2018 didn't exactly go down well in the books.  At the time of the rally this year, I was thinking that he had possibly lost the plot of the true Dakar spirit .....


Why do you say it did not go down well?

Would like to know as well. And where did he lost the spirit of Dakar?



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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 01:26:16 pm »
Thatís unexpected.

Judging by the course (claimed by many who would know - hardest yet in South America) this year and many attributing it to Coma, Iím surprised heís not staying on.

Building rallies is a flipping tough, stressful and hard on the family.

Imagine the controversy if he went over to work with the Africa Eco Race?
He probably has a massive restraint on him.
That thought also popped up in my head. It's strange normally such a person would be all in for quite some time, Coma had 2 or 3 years and it seems he was doing a good job.

Prezactly!!!   Me thinks it might've been a mutually beneficial parting of ways.  2018 didn't exactly go down well in the books.  At the time of the rally this year, I was thinking that he had possibly lost the plot of the true Dakar spirit .....

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What exactly you are talking about???

2018 was the best dakar for ages and by many competitors called the best dakar in sa, the most closely resembling old african race. So what are you on about? I dont recall you following closely on dakar thread, so i assume that your 2c are based just on ignorance and hearsay.

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 08:18:04 am »
With the Honda Rallye team being a predominantly Spanish set-up, maybe he will find a new home...
 

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 05:10:23 pm »
With the Honda Rallye team being a predominantly Spanish set-up, maybe he will find a new home...

This is probably the most plausible explanation.
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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 09:33:38 pm »

Prezactly!!!   Me thinks it might've been a mutually beneficial parting of ways.  2018 didn't exactly go down well in the books.  At the time of the rally this year, I was thinking that he had possibly lost the plot of the true Dakar spirit .....

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Re: Marc Coma done with Dakar
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 06:30:10 am »
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