Pourcel could make U.S. return in the future, according to Payton //
POSTED: 05 Oct 2011 | SECTION: | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
Frenchman Christophe Pourcel could have the opportunity to return to the United States full time with Kawasaki, according to Pro Circuit’s Mitch Payton.
Pourcel has been confirmed to be riding for Team CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit in the MX1 Motocross World Championship alongside his brother Sebastien, which could ultimately be a stepping stone back to the U.S.
“I always had a strong relationship with Christophe and I think that he can beat [Antonio] Cairoli and win the MX1 World Championship – he is the best guy we could have on our bike!” Payton commented.
“I hope that he can achieve his goal here, that will show to Kawasaki that he is a loyal person that they should keep on the brand.
“I hope that with Monster Energy and Kawasaki support we can have him back with us in the USA, if that’s the program Christophe wishes.”
A loyal Kawasaki rider throughout his career, winning both World MX2 and U.S. Supercross titles, Pourcel won motos at each of the last three GPs in 2011.
“Next season I want to race in the world championship with team CLS, then I will have time to go back one day in the U.S. to try to win in 450 class,” Pourcel said.
“When I came back to Europe it took us a few weeks before we started winning races, but right from the beginning we were convinced that we could do it. I’ve always had a great feeling with Kawasaki.
“I know that with the technical support of Kawasaki Factory and Pro Circuit I will have the best material available in the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. My goal is to do my best and fight with the top European riders.”