|03-01-2012, 10:20 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: THE exact center of California/Bass lake/Yosemite
NPO cancels Tunisia... sign of things to come?
CANCELLATION OF THE OILIBYA RALLY OF TUNISIA 2012
This year, because we haven't received all guarantees to realize a such big Event in safety conditions, leading importantes difficulties of organisation, NPO regrets the announcement of the cancellation of the OILIBYA RALLY OF TUNISIA 2012.
During 30 years, the Rally of Tunisia has become a reference of the Cross-Country rally Calendar.
Organized by professionnal and experienced teams of NPO, in partnership with Tunisian Ministries, "The Tunisia" has become one of the main International Cross-Country Rallies for all champions and a school of the desert for lots of amators.
Last year, in the middle of the Tunisian revolution, NPO didn't turn Tunisia back on, to celebrate with Tunisian people the 30th edition of this Worldwide leg of Cross-Country Rally for Cars (FIA) and Bikes (FIM).
Our Tunisian friends living in the south of Tunisia, won't see the rally, neither his humanitarian help this year.
NPO will make the most of this year of transition in Tunisia, to rebuild with the competent Authorities, the 31st Edition of the INTERNATIONAL OILIBYA RALLY OF TUNISIA, planned in Spring 2013.
We thank all our partners, suppliers and all our clients for their supports and understanding.
While waiting, we look forward seeing you for the OILIBYA Rally of Morocco from the 14th to 20th of October 2012.
I have the feeling this is going to happen more and more in rally racing as the world economy keeps heading into the shitter.. (It's far from turning around) The promoters rely on numbers to pay their insurance etc and as soon as they have to reach into their pocket to bank roll it and then maybe ONLY make a few thousand why not back out?
In the desert race scene here the BITD U.S. hare scrambles that usually gets over 150 teams and solo racers looks to have about 50-75 for this weekend. In the Alta Vista (small series) Supercourse racing held in the Mojave desert I watched the numbers go from 41 entrys last year (bikes/quads/utv) to 18 for the same race ... They just lost over half.. if you lose half your business you can only lose so much then fold or make cuts like not paying your insurance. The way I see it is most of us dirtbike racers and riders are mostly made of blue collar or manual laborers, well most of us are not working or have had our income impacted here in the states.
what are your thoughts?
Thanks for the 2013 support: DUNLOP, BELL HELMETS, Kriega USA, Carbon-pro.com, Ride 100% Goggles, Renazco Racing, Sidi/Motonation, Acerbis USA,KLeN, FMF, Mx1west,,Masters paint and body, Magura , motolab , Tripy GPS and Freedom Cycle
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|