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Christophe Pourcel fait ses adieux à la compétition

Christophe Pourcel fait ses adieux à la compétition
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Christophe Pourcel a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il mettait un terme à sa carrière sportive. Champion du monde MX2, double champion SX Lites aux USA, le Français a roulé cette année pour Husqvarna au Canada. A 29 ans, Pourcel a remporté 6 GP, 11 épreuves SX AMA et 6 épreuves outdoor. Victime d’une très lourde blessure en 2007, il était devenu la saison précédente champion du monde MX2 au guidon d’une Kawasaki KX-F du team GEPA du Liégeois Patrick Geladé. Avant de rouler notamment pour Kawasaki Pro Circuit aux USA ou, plus récemment, pour le team officiel Husqvarna Rockstar Energy.

Critiqué par certains, adulés par les autres, le style de Christophe Pourcel n’a laissé personne indifférent. Son talent, son instinct, son sens inné du pilotage en font un des pilotes les plus rapides que le motocross ait connus.

Well, today is the day, I am pleased to announce my retirement from racing. It’s all I’ve ever known, but I have been so blessed and fortunate to race all around the world in front of many fans and to work with many great companies. From racing GP’s, winning a world championship, then coming to America, two super cross championships, winning races… and now finding a new life here in the states, racing has given me so much. Those good times don’t come without tough times, from my paralyzing accident in 2007, internal injuries, countless collar bones, to my most recent neck fractures… I’ve had my fair share of injuries but I’m happy to walk away happy and healthy. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life away from racing. I’ve sacrificed so much in life, things that are normal for most people, to dedicate my life to racing and training. I want to enjoy this time now with my wife, family, and friends and to say THANK YOU to all the great people and companies that have supported me throughout my career and to the fans who have enjoyed watching me race. It’s been a tough decision, I know I can still be competitive but my body has said enough with the injuries!! I’m 29 and have so much more life to live. Again thank you all and see you around!! ?????

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