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Liam Marsden  says:

Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

Cyril Despres has signed a two year deal with Yamaha to race for them in 2014 and 2015. The Frenchman will take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes, Desafio Inca and the Dakar Rally. The five time Dakar winner made the announcement today after he left KTM in March 2013. Despres had been with the Austrian manufacturer for 12 years,...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (30 May 2013 10:21)

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Mar 12

Posts: 507

damn, thought he would join Team HRC. Good luck to him anyhow

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Mar 13

Posts: 40

pacman1967 says:

That spices things up!

I thought maybe HRC or even Husky(now it's owned by the same guy as KTM), but this really puts the cat among the pigeons!

As Cyril says they are the team of legend in Dakar. I remember the mighty twins of yore with affection and in 2013 the bikes looked really quick in the early days (before huge crashes) so bring it on in 2014. only problem is it's 7 months away :(

 It's gloves off now for Despres and Coma. I look forward to the battles between Les Bleu and La Naranja. 

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Jun 12

Posts: 149

willc955 says:

cool... we can see him up against Kurt Caselli on Cyril's old KTM!

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