Another interesting statistic... nani Roma is the only rider ever to have won the Dakar just once
... All the others have won at least two (often consecutively).
Perhaps one of the toughest hurdles (mentally) is to break through for that first win...?
In terms of predicting the DAKAR form guide, it is interesting to note that Coma and Despres are the only
moto competitors entered for 2013, who have won the event previously.
Even if you take into account names of other
for this coming edition who have won over the "Coma/Despres" monopoly in various FIM rallies during the last seven years... the list is a pretty short one. (is it just Chaleco & Helder ?).
Maybe "winning" Dakar is as much about that mental hurdle and having everything fall into place... as putting yourself in the position to win?