But his attention was diverted for some time towards the Dakar, and in 2002 Carlos Sotelo, expiloto the African rallies, gave Marc the opportunity to ride a bike built by Sotelo himself, the CSV engine cylinder Suzuki in Arras Madrid-Dakar. While mechanical bike and resisted the Avia lived a great experience, making even a sixth one of the early stages. He failed to finish the race, but the Dakar had already caught. That same season he tried his luck in the Baja Aragon and his first finished second.
The following year, in 2003, integrated into a structure with KTM Nani Roma and Isidre Esteve, and with the support of Repsol YPF, Coma had his first opportunity for a media Dakar and not squandered. At the controls of his single-cylinder series and almost half of a platoon of fast and powerful twin cylinder, Eat more than fulfilled its objectives to finish eleventh, Marathon category leader, with the broken wrist in the final stages of the rally and adding in his locker third places in four stages.