After five of ten stages of the Tunisian Rally that takes riders 4,500 km through Tunisia and Libya, the cat and mouse game between KTM factory Marc Coma and Cyril Despres continues with Coma having a slight edge on the Frenchman at the half way mark.

But the two Dakar winners, who are so at home on the desert sands, were able to take a break on Monday with high winds and lack of visibility resulted in the cancellation of the second part of the two-day endurance stage.

Old rivals

Blais Racing/KTM rider Russ Pearson won the 4th round of the AMA Hare & Hound Series while Shock Doctor/KTM riders David Kamo and David Pearson finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Both Kamo and D. Pearson had decent starts but the dust off the start caused trouble for Kamo as they rounded the end of the bomb. "The dust got so thick that I couldn't see anything and before I knew it I was over the bars and on the ground," commented Kamo. His teammate, Pearson was able to escape the worst of the dust clouds and sat inside the top five along with R. Pearson as they began the first loop.

Defending Champion, Shock Doctor/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt won his third race of the season at the fifth round of the AMA National Enduro Series.

Bobbitt controlled the race from start to finish winning four of the six special tests. The other two tests were won by his teammate, eight-time National Enduro Champion, Mike Lafferty. "I had a good day and felt great. My KTM was running perfect and the course conditions were really good," commented Bobbitt.

Shock Doctor/KTM Factory National Enduro rider Russell Bobbitt won the ISDE qualifier in Missouri over the weekend after a two-day mud storm that left the course a sloppy mess.
"It rained both days we were there," commented Bobbitt on the race. "The track was really rutted and slick. There was water running through the ruts the entire time. The hardest part was trying to keep my goggles clean!" Despite the conditions, Bobbitt prevailed taking 3rd the first day and 1st the second to earn a combined score that awarded him the overall.