Jimmy D to GP's!

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4/4/2013 5:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2013 5:05 AM

Jimmy Decotis goes to CLS Pro Circuit Kawasaki for remainder of the '13 season!

Great for him, great for the GP series!

Full story:
It was with great relief that CLS team owner Jean-Jacques Luisetti was able to announce his new signing after a devastating start to the 2013 MX2 GP season for the team which has been so successful in recent years together with Kawasaki, Pro Circuit and Monster Energy:

"We had been so confident of further success this year and the injuries to Arnaud Tonus have been a terrible blow to both the rider and the team after our winter of preparation. At the moment we simply cannot say how long it will be before Arnaud receives the green light to race again; he has been back for further examination and the medical advice is that he should rest for 15 days before he even tries to ride again and he may not race until he feels no pain whatsoever.

"It is impossible to predict a date for Arnaud's return to racing so we had to respect our commitment to all of our sponsors; they have a right to expect results and CLS has a long record of delivering success. In fact it was Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit and Mitch Covington of Monster Energy who put us in contact with James Decostis; I have only spoken to James on the phone so far, but I was immediately very impressed by his seriousness and professional attitude which confirmed the belief shown in him by Pro Circuit and Monster Energy.

James will fly to Europe as soon as possible and we will immediately begin testing and training together; he will be at the start in Italy next week racing #613 and we confidently expect him to put the KX250F back on the podium.

"Our contract with James is for the remainder of the 2013 GP season and, when Arnaud is ready to return to racing, we will enter three riders in the series together with Alessandro Lupino. If all goes to expectations, James will also have the opportunity to stay with CLS in 2014."

Decostis (21) from Peabody/Massachusetts has been a leading privateer on the US motocross and supercross circuit for a couple of years and has recently recorded three top ten finishes against the factory riders in the AMA Monster Energy Supercross series.

Kawasaki Motors Europe Race Planning Manager, Steve Guttridge, welcomed the signing:

“This is a typically pro-active move by Team CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit and reflects the global nature of their influence. Jimmy Decotis is widely recognised as a bright young talent; his involvement is sure to be a great addition to the team.”

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4/4/2013 5:07 AM

i whish him all the luck and good races over here

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4/4/2013 5:12 AM

Wow! Thats pretty cool!

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

4/4/2013 5:16 AM

Paves the way for a PC ride in the us next year....

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4/4/2013 5:17 AM

Good for the GP fans who get to see him ride live. He's got that great style!

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4/4/2013 5:18 AM

Awesome, can't wait to see how he does.

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4/4/2013 5:21 AM

First Albertson, now Jimmy D. I can't think of better ambassadors to send over there. And it gives us Yanks someone to root for. Get 'em, Jimmy! But don't get hurt before the PC ride next year.

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4/4/2013 5:26 AM

Great news!!

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4/4/2013 5:39 AM

Really cool news. I hope he does well.

Where do you think he will end up when he is comfortable with the new bike and environment?
Cool that another american got to fill the place that was meant for Lieb(not cool that Lieb got screwed!)

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4/4/2013 6:26 AM

pretty cool to see Jimmy ripping the GPs.

On the flipside, it sucks to see Tonus injured again, i hadn't realised it was such a long term injury. The guy shows time and time again he has the ability to be top 5.

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4/4/2013 6:27 AM

Ahh man that's brilliant news!

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4/4/2013 6:29 AM

Nice, hope he's comfy on the kawi already, would suck to have to deal with a new bike and new tracks at the same time.

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4/4/2013 6:37 AM

That's awesome, hopefully it leads to a PC ride here next year.

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4/4/2013 6:40 AM

Go Jimmy D!!! Let's hear the Star Spangled Banner at the end of every round!!

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4/4/2013 8:09 AM

This is great news. I'm just hoping Jimmy doesn't get used hard and spit out. He's had some great SX finishes , but in the outdoors ( from what I've seen ) is he struggles a little. Not sure how this is going to work out.....but it is some pretty cool news to hear. It's nice to hear he'll be on a great team and well taken care of.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

4/4/2013 8:22 AM

So superpumped for this! Looking forward to see him ride in Finland! w00t

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4/4/2013 9:15 AM

Yeeeeeey! The GP's needs more riders with his skill level. Can't wait to see how well he performs on that Kawi.

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4/4/2013 9:39 AM

I wish him luck over there

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4/4/2013 9:56 AM

Wicked awesome!

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4/4/2013 9:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/4/2013 10:02 AM

"James will fly to Europe as soon as possible and we will immediately begin testing" so does that mean he's done with Supercross for this year?

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4/4/2013 10:13 AM

Would be funny if he beat Herlings.

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4/4/2013 10:13 AM

CRF505 wrote:

"James will fly to Europe as soon as possible and we will immediately begin testing" so does that mean he's done with Supercross for this year?

Apparently he's flying to Europe tonight and aiming to race Italy next week, so I'd say yes.

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

4/4/2013 10:48 AM

jamma10 wrote:

Apparently he's flying to Europe tonight and aiming to race Italy next week, so I'd say yes.

Damn that is quick! I love the "Rippa!" such a rad dude. I hope he does well, but as we all know, there is a pretty big "adjustment" period, and to fly over this week and be ready for Italy is quite a task.

Ill be rootin', hootin', and hollerin' for JimmyD!

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4/4/2013 10:52 AM

pummel wrote:

Wicked awesome!

HAR! best reply! and you have to read it with Jimmy's accent.

Well played Sir! laughing

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