Sardegna Rally Stage 5 - Team KTM Cyril Despres

2010-06-02 07:32
He counted them all out and he counted them all in.

After crossing the final finish line in 3rd place Cyril Despres waited at the last time control to congratulate the seven members of team KTM Cyril Despres, all of whom made it to the end.

Commented Cyril, "It has been a great experience. Nobody knew each other at the beginning of the week but now we are all firm friends. The atmosphere was really good and I am proud of what they achieved. That they all made it to the end is real source of satisfaction. The only problem now is that they all want to come back and do another rally!

The best placed ride of the team was Guatemalan rider Francisco Arredondo in 36th position. "I am really happy with how everything went. The team was very professional and efficient and nothing went wrong with the bike. It is rare for amateur riders like us to benefit from such an organization and it made the rally both easier and more enjoyable."

Last team member home was South African ‘Enzo' Chiocchi in 58th place (out of 62 finishers). "To be honest I was surprised how tough it was. For a rally raid the terrain was very technical. But even if I found it hard I really enjoyed myself. I didn't put any pressure on myself and just set myself the goal of finishing the five days. That fact that the team were all rooting for me and that I didn't have any technical problems made the goal much more achievable. Now I am going to drink a few beers before heading off to Austria for the Erzberg Rodeo - but only as a spectator!"

Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG

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