Originally Posted by neduro
I doubt he'll even notice. He'll get on a running bike in the morning, start it twice at gas stops during the stage, and hand it off. Not like he stalls and struggles with the rest of us!
Win bonuses usually come from an insurance policy, once we find out where he lands, it would be fascinating to see how the statisticians lay out the odds!
1 million euro win bonus for Cyril on KTM? Probably almost 1 million Euro for the policy. 1 million win bonus on YZ? I'd sell that policy at a decent discount, myself...
Cyrils odds get longer when he is on anything else than the KTM squad IMHO.
They made him, he's not superman and without the KrypToMite armour in his corner as part of the Mattighofen machine... then he becomes another beatable bike/rider combination... not the "next level" equation that he and Coma have been the last five or six years or so... It will be a very "open book" Dakar come next january.