We’ve heard from a reliable source that Benoit Paturel is currently testing with an MXGP team. After leaving the BOS GP team, the French rider has been without an MXGP ride but has been putting in the laps on an Espace7 Honda.
The latest rumour is that Paturel has been testing with the Marchetti KTM team. It remains to be seen if the deal will happen but we will keep you updated.
If Paturel does go to the Marchetti outfit, it makes it even more strange that he left the BOS KTM team. The BOS team claimed that Paturel didn’t enjoy the KTM, ”Benoit and his entourage decided that the 450 F and the part-cycle did not suit him, without any discussion…”.
One thing is for sure though and it would be nice to see him back at the GP’s as he could put in some good results in the MXGP class.
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