By now, most of you know that Christophe Pourcel's contract with Kawasaki is done and he is in limbo as to his plans for the 2013 season. Last week, he did announce that he will be riding a KTM 350 at the Bercy Supercross, but there is no contract binding him to anyone yet. The 2006 MX2 World Champion and two-time Lites Regional AMA Supercross Champion had a decent 2012 MX1 GP season, winning the MXGP of Italy and finishing fourth overall in the Championship, but the Frenchman, when asked about his plans for 2013 in an interview with Daryl Ramadier-Briet (http://www.lebigusa.com/) today on Racer X Online, said, "one thing is certain: I do not want to return to the World Championship GP."
That comment may come as a surprise to some, but Christophe has always been pretty clear about loving his home in Florida and about his desire to succeed in the Monster Energy Supercross Series against the best. Over the last two seasons, Christophe has been back and forth between the AMA and the FIM World Championships due to issues with finding a proper ride in the States. Some attribute the lack of interest in the States to his high dollar demands and others to the Frenchman’s aloof attitude. Due to his incredible SX skills, I personally do not understand why he isn't on a top tier team for AMA SX and MX, but there is probably more to it than I am privy to. I think the Supercross Class is not complete without a Frenchman in the top five. I mean, without him, who are the monster truck-loving rednecks going to boo?