The hardness of the African evidence is not a myth, and any mistake can be costly in Africa. After winning three stages, Marc Coma was close to the Senegalese capital with a wide lead in the overall standings after dominating forcefully to that extent the Lisboa Dakar 2007. Just two days to tread the legendary Pink Lake, the Repsol rider made a mistake in a difficult navigation point definitively ruled his career in the rally. Trying to retrieve the right track, Marc had a fall that forced him to withdraw from a test that was totally dominated.
The painful withdrawal of the legendary race did nothing but spur the pilot Avià, with the firm purpose of showing that remained the same as always, was proclaimed for the third consecutive year Raids World Champion, again showing relentless in the five tests you play. The victories in Tunisia, Sardinia, Patagonia, Egypt and Dubai have shown great maturity and experience of the Repsol rider, who returned as a favorite to Lisbon, prepared for the Dakar 2008.