Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Goodbye injury: Patronelli gets ready for the 2011 Dakar

Argentina, December 28, 2010
Argentine Dakar champion Marcos Patronelli finally confirmed he will defend his crown in the 2011 edition of Rally Dakar in the ATV category. The pilot of Las Flores had suffered an accident on November 29 that left him broken both ankles and collarbones.

Marcos announced today at a press conference: “I am able to finish the race.”

Patronelli had received yesterday a medical permission from the Italian Hospital staff that allows him to begin competition on January 1 in the Obelisk.

Marcos was the overall winner of the ATV category last year, ahead of his brother Alejandro. It is the third race of the world’s largest rally to be held in Argentina and Chile.

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