Pourcel & CLS Team Break Up
Well he's at it again, on a team that was built and set up for him and his brother and the same basic set-up as the one that he won the MX2 World Title years ago, Christophe Pourcel has left another team.
Oh sure it says that they left on good terms but from what I hear from people over there, it wasn't working out between CP and this team either. Like it didn't work out between CP and Motoconcepts over here. It's interesting that in this rough translation he says that the team doesn't have sufficient support for him but then as the owner says in his part of the release, he's looking forward to working with Tommy Searle next year in MX1. If I read this correctly, it's basically money that has once again put a hault on Pourcel's racing career as he laments the lack of partners coming onboard and the owner saying the economic situation doesn't allow for CP to keep going. But yet Tommy Searle is ready to go? So it doesn't make a lot of sense, like a lot of things with Pourcel I suppose, but he just wants to make money racing and more power to him if he can get it.
And I love the dig at the bike in Pourcel's comments which is more of what I hear from sources over there, that they couldn't make him happy with the bike and the more points Cairoli put on him, the worse the finger-pointing got.
Where he'll surface next is anyone's guess. Maybe over here with the H&H team, maybe over there with a Yamaha team- who knows?
Below is the PR-
Final round of the 2012 World Championship Motocross GP of Germany marked the end of the collaboration between Christophe Pourcel and Jean Jacques Luisetti, head of CLS. The CP377 team stops its activity and both parties leave in good terms.
The contract between the two parties has been completed therefore, after a season that has enabled Christophe to win two Grands Prix and fight to the end for the championship podium. It will return to Europe allowed Christophe to take pleasure in the competition and is now a free spirit he will be able to reflect on the follow-up to his career. "The end of the season was somewhat marred by problems starting, which I have disabled the last three GP. Lately, the bike had a tendency to pitch and if the season was not over, it would still work to fix this. It was not easy in Italy to compete with Cairoli in these conditions and it was even less in Germany, where a good start is essential. I am satisfied with the balance of the season. We won sleeves and GP and a team that did not exist a year ago and evolved with material very close to the series are very good results. We reached our goal was top five in World MX1 and experience stored, we could fight for the title in 2013. Unfortunately, we will never know, since the team stops CP377 lack of sufficient support. Lack of partners, we can not with Jean-Jacques Luisetti leaving for a new season. Now I am free of any commitment with anyone. I can do the bike for fun and just for fun, whether at Charity Days, comparative tests or Bercy Supercross. Many opportunities to take the time to talk with people, enjoy the moment without the challenges of competition as we can live in GP. That said, I'm going to seriously prepare for Bercy, because I do not want to miss this reunion with fans "confided Christophe evening the German Grand Prix.
For Jean Jacques Luisetti which enabled Christophe to renew last year with the GP, this collaboration will be a great time. "We created this program in late 2012, with Christophe and Sébastien we obtained excellent results, both in GP with success and podiums Christophe and France with the title Elite Sebastian. Circumstances do not allow us to continue unfortunately, while we proved this season that we can compete with teams plants. I'm disappointed, but I am very happy to have helped Christopher to ride with us for GP season and a half. I wanted to continue the adventure with Christopher, but the overall economic situation does not allow it. We wanted to formalize this new early so that Christophe is free of any commitment now and can give direction he wants his career. On a personal level, it is a disappointment because this experience will remain one of the most beautiful of Jean-Jacques Luisetti in the field of competition, "concluded the manager of Marseille, which will therefore now focus on next year's Tommy Searle MX1, MX2 two pilots and one EMX2.Final round of the 2012 World Championship Motocross GP of Germany marked the end of the collaboration between Christophe Pourcel and Jean Jacques Luisetti, head of CLS. The CP377 team stops its activity and both parties leave in good terms.