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Old 03-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #1825
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Originally Posted by doyle View Post
A couple of interesting tidbits for today:

Marc Coma is back, the Spaniard announcing that he will be in Abu Dhabi for the Desert Challenge and that he will spend the year developing a completely new bike for KTM to be debuted officially at Dakar 2014. Most likely fuel injected.

KTM Motorsport boss Pit Beirer has lobbed a shot over the bow of Cyril Despres. In a German interview with Speedweek,de, Beirer stated, (my interpretation from the Google translation) "Cyril plays poker quite well, but he must be careful that he does not overplay his hand. That's all I want to say on this subject."

Rumor is that Despres' demands are not insignificant, we'll see how badly Honda wants to win.

Coma likes Abu Dhabi and is it the last 3 or 4 he has won?
Couple that with every night in 5 star luxury in the Qasr Al Sarab and who wouldn't - what a bivouac, look it up -

Now CDP - don't think there will be any surprises on the ego and demands, but when did Beirer actually make that statement - before or after the Chaleco news?

Maybe CDP will be tasting a bit of good old fashioned humble pie soon, or maybe he won't find himself at the dinner table, or maybe even end up doing a 2013 Chaleco and being a high profile Privateer?

One thing is for sure though and that is he won't give up on the Peterhansel target of 6 wins - never
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