Originally Posted by Flood
CdP already has a new contract in his pocket, I'm 100% sure. So he was in a position to try and see how much KTM would offer him to stay. Only last week team boss Pit Beirer said publicly (on speedweek.de) that "Despres is gambling high". Going public while being in negotiations is a pretty brutal step, that interview was the first indication that things wouldn't turn out well for a Cyril/KTM future.
So who is the contract partner ?
who else can and want to pay for such a big rally star a lot of money ?
Hondas boss said after the Dakar 2013, that they will come back 2014 with a new team, so i think C.D. will be part of this new team !
With Helder Rodriguez, Filippe Zanol and Sam Sunderland they could be very strong. I think Jonny Campell is not more part for 2014 team.
I think also, it is the last chance for making big money as a motorcycle rally rider for Cyril, may be he signed a contract for 2 years, than he will change to the car section.