Kiwi Rider January 2022 Vol.1 - Page 100

from KTM suggesting that he will be joining to share his knowledge with KTM AG ’ s sub-brands Husqvarna and GasGas as well . “ January is looking like it ’ s going to be very busy for me , and I ’ m really excited to get started ”, Coma says . “ To be invited back to the rally department as an advisor for the next Dakar is a huge honour , but I believe I can be a true asset in assisting the whole set-up , and hopefully help to bring the victory back to one of our teams . I was a Dakar competitor for a long time , but after that I worked for three years with the organisation , and I even did one year in a car as a co-driver . My feeling is that I can bring experience and a different point of view to help the riders and the teams achieve our goals . After seven years , I ’ m really happy to be going back to Dakar as part of KTM AG – I still have lots of friends involved in the racing and I ’ m looking forward to experiencing the spirit of Dakar once again , bringing some of my positive energy to everyone , and hopefully achieving our goal .”