Originally Posted by SafariBerg
There is no way Coma would go elsewhere, nice newly minted 3 year contract, best team last decade, big bucks, money for nothing and chicks for free.............why would he even be tempted ?
Honda shit all over ktm with money. HRC make the pumpkin company look like a fruit stand on the old Hume hwy.
Same reason anyone jumps - happens all the time in sport. Deepest pockets and biggest balls always wins. Fame fortune and reputation - winning Honda its first Dakar in 25 years, a smart accountant would structure the deal so that he gets a cut of every 450x sold from then on. Selling 25000 crf450x per year would quickly add up.
Surely coma is not getting $3m per year from the pumpkin company? Rallye is not that big is it? Is it;)?
Honda could rent him for a month. If he wins he has first right of refusal.
Nothing to lose for HRC.