Honda preparing Dakar assault

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  1. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Its all interesting stuff, but I believe Ruben is older than Cyril, so unless there is a forced space it seems unlikely that KTM will go that route in the medium to long term, but in the short term for 2014 who knows or what the next weeks are going to unveil?:evil
  2. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    So is it 100% confirmed froggy is joining HRC ?
  3. doyle

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    Not 100% yet but from what I hear, Cyril's contract with KTM is over and the details with HRC are being finalized.
  4. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    I don't hate Despres at all. I respect how hard he prepares and performs, and I'm happy for him that he won again. But I wasn't rooting for him.

    But if he's racing the Dakar next year on a Honda, I suspect I'll find myself rooting for him. Wow, I didn't see that coming.

    Will he have Honda/Red Bull sponsorship?
  5. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Dont hate him, just dont trust him.

    How many dollars would his contract with HRC be annually based on winning dakar? $US2m?
  6. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I think Cyril just tweeted that he's done with 2 wheels in the Dakar, it's 4 wheels from here forward.

    :lurk
  7. neduro

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    erm, yeah, apparently my french sucks. That car won't be good in the dunes.
  8. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    So is he running a Civic or an Accord? :ear















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  9. too old

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    Do you think his ego (professional competitiveness) will let him quit on 5 wins when SP had 6 on 2 wheels? Accordingly I would suspect that if he is leaving KTM then the rumours about KTM continuing with a factory team in the Dakar may be true though?

    If I remember rightly he signed a 2 year deal in 2011 which would expire later this year, so maybe there are a few open doors :D
  10. too old

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    Well he won't be running out of fuel :rofl:rofl
  11. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I recon he is in with a shot at the four wheel title by the look of it...

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  12. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    nice find :clap
  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    That would be a total shame is he does go to a cage.. the battle needs to go on a couple more years between he and Coma..
  14. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    I rekn he probably thought to quit while he's ahead.
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    Mr Despres I salute you... :devildog (or at least your publicists at Rouge Toro :evil) :clap:rofl

    Whoever it was in your media circus, who picked up on the "murmurs" around the cyber webby prior to (and during) the Dakar and turned it into the above media coup... :clap:bow
    Bravo!!! :clap You've F5'd the f5-ings f5'ers for f5¤%'s sake... :photogAnd for a billy cart race...! :poser


    That clip is one of my all time favourites now... I even laugh at the way that Cyril sheds his (newly woven) "good guy" persona when he is in the cart...
    reaming the mechanics to push/go faster etc. :lol3 Brilliant...


    and as for Mr Doyle...? :evil Well, he got ya' mate... :deal :lol3

    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302043580455874561?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>Been out of the loop for three days and Cyril Despres retires from bikes and heads to cars. So I was wrong on HRC but right on leaving KTM.


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302050971008237569?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>Cyril Despres: I will now ride on 4 wheels! - It isn&#8217;t a surprise that Cyril Despres will be retiring from... tmblr.co/Ztz5Twe7VKGL


    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=meta-and-actions colSpan=2>Visa detaljer · </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302043819187249152?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>Quite frankly, it's a move I didn't expect just yet for him.


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302053041627086849?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>My French is not near well enough to translate the press conference. Can anyone summarize the announcement? goo.gl/CcTDs


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302054880468684800?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>So is it a joke stunt for a cart race for Red Bull or is Cyril really retiring from riding competitively? Is he just racing Caisses Savon?


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302055003424690176?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>Is my French that bad that I can't tell the difference? Apparently so. :hide :d'oh


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302056197001973760?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>Alright, so the more I hack through translation, the more this looks to be a one off stunt race for Red Bull. Sorry all. I punked myself. :D


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302056832300617730?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>@Duberino It looks like it. I've missed any news due to endless work meetings and was surprised to see this without English translation.


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    <TABLE class=tweet href="/RallyRaidReview/status/302062815877926912?p=v"><TBODY><TR class="tweet-header "><TD class=avatar rowSpan=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=user-info>RallyRaidReview @RallyRaidReview </TD><TD class=timestamp>2d </TD></TR><TR class=tweet-container><TD class=tweet-content colSpan=2>OK, so forget my Despres posts. Seems a fake stunt for a one off go cart race. My fault, no coffee, early morning, blah, blah, blah...


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    ... like you said; "hook line and sinker..."

    okay... :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 look's like we have our first nominee for the 2013 F5 :doh AWARD... :clap:clap:clap

    Don't worry, it could have happened to anyone :wink: (not :rofl), but that first part of the clip, to be honest... did look pretty legit...

    What did we learn from this everyone...? Well, as Gordon bl¤¤dy Ramsay always says; "always check your f¤%&ing suaces..." :lol3
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    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    :clap

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    In my eyes, Cyril goes from strength to strength :D
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    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Too bl¤¤dy right mate... :lol3:clap:rofl

    great photochop award Brodo...:clap I think CDp should grow out the "Ming" beard look... what a corker! :rofl
  19. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Brilliant!!!! :clap Gotta say, I have turned into a Cyril fan over the last couple years.