Originally Posted by JMo (& piglet)
To be honest that isn't such a silly idea - after all, who better than Yamaha France to support the no.1 French rider?
The WRs (and it's JVO derivatives) have proved themselves already with Podium places in the hands of Fretigne and Rodrigues (and often against the 690s too), and it is arguably still the strongest of all the current 450cc enduro based bikes/engines out there...
And hey, wouldn't it be sweet for Despres to beat the Peterhansel's record riding on a Yamaha too!
Hmm, maybe he'll be in the market for a nice used WR for a practice bike in the meantime? I wonder where he could source such a beast?