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James Stewart

Christophe Pourcel signs with MotoConcepts Yamaha

Despite testing with the Geico Powersports Honda and Rockstar Valli Yamaha teams, the flying Frenchman has aligned himself with MotoConcepts Racing. Pourcel will contest the 12-round AMA Motocross Championship aboard a Yamaha YZ450F.

Pourcel has not raced since battling for the 250 outdoor championship last season when he suffered a shoulder injury at the final round. He will benefit from the guidance and experience of fellow Frenchman and team manager, David Vuillemin. The gossip is over.

The first outdoor event is on 21 May at Hangtown.

"MotoConcepts Racing is pleased to announce the signing of Christophe Pourcel to participate in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship riding a Yamaha YZF 450.  Pourcel back from a shoulder injury he had during the final round last year and had surgery.  The period required for his rehabilitation allowed him to go outdoors in top form and well prepared physically.  "The end of the season was disappointing for me," said Christopher. 

Christophe Pourcel: "The end of the season last year was disappointing but I’m very excited to make a fresh start in the I'm really excited for a fresh start in a new team, new bike and good people around me.  It will be interesting. 

MotoConcepts team owner, Mike Genova. MotoConcepts image.

Mike Genova: "We are very pleased to welcome such a talented driver in our ranks with such experience victories.  We are confident with his talent and his history of winning coupled with our experienced staff. MotoConcepts will be a very competitive force in the 450 Motocross class this summer.”