by JohnNicholas on 01/20/2010
The plan was exclusively revealed by mx-pure.com last month and, now out of hospital after an operation before Xmas, Burkhardt Sarholz confirmed today that it will happen.
“We haven’t finalized all of the details of how to finance it, but we will go ahead. Cedric is keen to do it, and so am I. There is no specific support for the two-stroke from the KTM factory, but I get a budget from them and can decide myself how to use it.”
Explaining his enthusiasm, the Westerwald dealer added: “We saw a 20% increase in two-stroke sales last year without any promotion at all. There is a market out there, particularly as cash is tight, and the savings on service because the rider or his father can make many repairs themselves is for sure an important factor.”
But simply giving two-stroke fans a hero to cheer is not the only incentive: “I’m sure Cedric can deliver results. He has the right attitude, he has proved that all winter, his return from hospital to race in Stuttgart, his victory in Geneva, I believe he can push for the top ten sometimes, and we will all benefit.”
Author: Alex Hodgkinson