Originally Posted by Trang
Can he/they/team nominate a 'replacement' ?
1.2 CANCELLATION AND REQUEST FOR REFUNDS
1) So as to avoid any ambiguity, cancellation of entries and requests for refunds must be sent by registered post. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be sent to:
A.S.O. – Dakar Competitors’ Department
253, Quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad – Immeuble Panorama B 92137 Issy les Moulineaux cedex - France
2) Refunds will be made by 31st March 2013 at the latest.
3) For all cancellation of entries, refunds will be made in the following manner:
in the case of cancellations made before 1st September 2012 = €1,500 administration costs
in the case of cancellations after 1st September 2012 = 100% of the amount owed retained.
4) In the case of a serious problem, justified by medical opinion (original document), the partial repayment of monies paid can only be made if requested by registered letter. €3,000 will be retained.
So it seems like you can pull out and get a substantial refund given the time, but Sept 1st, but not sure if the "serious problem" under item 4) would supersede 3.2, or exactly what 3.2 means?
but it will be linked to the payment stages.
Nothing in there about replacements that I can see, but would imagine it would take a substantial effort from an influential team and the replacement rider would need to fulfill the original entry criteria - not too many options then from those not already in, but maybe a few options for a few
but my money would be on not, so maybe all the speculation has been in vane?
For someone to put a replacement forward a big risk also as big money - would they really be Dakar ready?
Maybe there has been some history on replacements?