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Old 11-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #92
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Challeco news

Only a few days after Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez climb the podium of the Morocco Rally, his team, the Bordone Ferrari of Italy, was hit by a shameful fact. The Milan-based team suffered the seizure of several of their bikes and cross country enduro by severe debt with the supplier (AM), in excess of $ 380,000. In Chile this situation put on high alert curicano team rider, who in recent months had seen several signs that his team was not working well. The first was the departure of Thomas Oldrati, enduro team for several months of unpaid wages. Resigned after the great architect of the arrival of Lopez Bordone Ferrari, his friend Gerard Farres. Also issued the delicate situation of your mechanic, Roberto Boasso, who spent five months without pay.
All these complications made it clear to him "Vest" and his staff should have a "plan B" in case their fears come true and Bordone Ferrari disappear or can not afford the trip to Dakar 2013. "The team has gone flat. Their situation is critical. Bordone Should not go to Dakar or not have the right conditions to do it, we already have a bike toe, a factory KTM, with engines and suspensions as good as using Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, "says a near the Chilean.
The final decision will be taken in the course of the next few days, but in the environment of "vest" look very hard to stay on a team that has failed to provide the minimum guarantees to go to Dakar, so have been looking for alternatives to be in the off-road classic on its own, no matter what happens. Discarded the option of competing for the official KTM team, there have been discussions with Transport Tamarugal (sponsor) to address the assistance and logistics, while Boasso also be hired by Lopez.
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