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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Gian, Jun 20, 2012.
Ees only a joke senõr... si...?!
Friend if mine just got a mail to prepare a quote to make the front and rear tanks. Potential run of 300 units in total..
Heard rumors on Chaleco too, he'll test the bike but his contract states he can run a KTM under the BF banner is he prefers...
wow... If that is the case, it would seem that Chaleco has succeeded in negotiating himself a "best of both worlds" safety clause for his 2013 dakar aspirations. A new ride, with a new and very committed team... but, if the "new" bike does not live up to expectations, he he still has the opportunity to fall back to the proven mount, and run under the B/F team colours.
I always thought it was strange that Chaleco would leave Aprilia for B/F, soley on the premise that they were developing a new bike from scratch (he's been there, done that). Then came the press release of the interim team co-operation with KTM (made sense), and now they release a promising new bike of their own design (kudos!)
This latest news/rumour would appear to be Chaleco's "fall back plan" if the new dream bike is not up to speed in time for january?
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It would have been wise to run 2 or 3 bikes in a 'stealth' mode during the coming Dakar, if you'd ask me, make it a 3 year plan to reach the top.. This contract option for Chaleco is good for him, but none of us would like to see any new bike project fail in the first year because the results might lack.
On another note, KTM were not very happy having to compete with a 2 cylinder bike, so they have an ongoing lobby/protest to have the Ape's excluded. Had Aprilia made a real effort or had Chaleco continued (BF bike with a twin?) with Aprilia, there could have been a serious protest and rule change if you'd ask me..
Strange? Aprila Rally Team was no more... Ktm already has Coma and Despres, no other official bikes available... At the time was probably his ONLY chance!
So the whole Aprilia/Giofil team thing is washed up/closed down (I asked this question to insiders once before... no answer as I recall?)
So no official/Aprilia supported team for Dakar 2013 on the Italian twin cyl. 450's then...???
Seems that every time a new "factory" name throws it's hat in the ring... another one falls off the wagon...
There will be some Aprilia's and some people donating money to that $%&*@ of a Giofil..
He still has some of the bikes, not supported by a truck full of Aprilia owned spares though :huh
Okay... so Chaleco saw the writing on the wall... and thought it better to take his COPEC/Moviestar/Red Bull dollars some other place...?
Kinda reminiscent of the Ron Haslam/Elf Honda setup.
With only Alain Duclos on a second Giofil Aprilia, clearly the effort looked to be winding down. I also saw it as stale for Chaleco. He risked becoming too much potential that was never realized. I'm glad to see him moving on, even if the effort ultimately falls flat. Better to see him try and fail with a new team and a new bike than to continue struggling with an under-utilized package... though this pains me to say because I do like the Aprilia rally bike.
Did anyone spot the BF team shot readying for the Baja Spain with TM enduro bikes???
Yup, you beat me to it...
the guy with the Scorpion Bay t-shirt is Nicola Dutto hes an Italian Doug Henry or Chris Blais .. an accident rendered him paralyzed but he refuses to quit!
He also races quads and side by sides..
watch for possible news about him too!
Yeah, I saw that too.
Perhaps we should get this thread started again
Why...? To pick over the bones... or rake it over the coals?
A poor google translation from here.
Bordone Ferrari, the rude awakening from a dream. What will happen now?
The question arises of recent developments, especially in the enduro. The seizure and confiscation of all material in the Bordone Ferrari team happened to return from Morocco, after the race in mid-October and the surprise was total. The world enduro is still in shock over what happened, and this is not conducive to a certain setting which does not cross an easy time.
27 motorbikes, vans and trucks and then. This is the 'booty' result from the maxi confiscation took place in the halls of Milan Bordone Ferrari. The bailiff them waited at the gate and just returned from Morocco, two Tuesdays ago, the men's team found themselves in front of the officials responsible for the maxi seizure. Just enough time to open the gates to let in the media and the officer arrived, as they were washing the vans.
All these bikes, enduro, were blocked and now the material will be used to repay the many debts that the team had accumulated with many suppliers. They saved the only motorcycle rally - those that exist in reality, because it seems that the 4 bikes provided for the Dakar are not even been completed - and survived the kidnapping because they are in Spain, home of the chief mechanic Fernando. Other bikes but I'm still in Africa, engaged in a race. All other means now, though, are in the hands of justice that should easily put up for auction to recover all the money that will then settle outstanding accounts of too many people.
Still walk so not only the drivers but also the mechanics who believed in this project and we were devoted heart and soul, just as the pilots themselves. Many of them have not yet received the salary, and it seems that what is really going on for a few months already, and no one knows what will happen to them now that the Bordone Ferrari has closed its doors.
The question remains for the rally. What will they do now Alessandro Botturi and Jordi Viladoms? I speak of them two because Paolo Ceci and Gerard Farres seem to be already out of the team. After the rally in Morocco drivers were down in Africa and are facing the race of Merzouga, organized by Edo Mossi but on their return will need to make a decision for the Dakar, to understand who we will be. With the French ASO in fact, do not mess around ... if you want to participate you must pay for everything, IN ADVANCE, otherwise in Lima do not get it.
We'll that's a shame isn't it