Originally Posted by Deadly99
Who knows...I am still kinda in shock that he left KTM prior to signing a contract. Yellow, Green...heck even Blue......none of them seem to have a winning track record in recent years at the Dakar. I find it hard to imagine, even with Mr Despres obvious talent, that he could get one of those bikes across the finish line in first place.
I'd tend to agree - but don't forget that Helder put a WR 450 on the podium when Cyril and Marc were still on 690s... Now whether it was the bike or the rider/s that got first and second that year is a moot point, everyone is on 450s now - so all being equal, I don't think it is beyond the realms of possibility for Cyril to win outright on a WR too?