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Talmacsi withdraws from French GP and splits with Aspar

Talmacsi withdraws from French GP and splits with Aspar

The 2007 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi will not ride this weekend at Le Mans due to a contractual disagreement.

A statement on Thursday released by Gabor Talmacsi’s management company, Faster, reveals that the Hungarian rider will not participate in this weekend’s Grand Prix de France and that his two-year contract with the Aspar group has been cancelled.

Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar’ and his staff had collaborated successfully with Talmacsi for more than two years - winning the 125cc title together in 2007 - and the rider had been competing this year for the Balatonring Team under supervision of Aspar in the 250cc class.

However Talmacsi’s management company have cited the ‘lack of a second motorbike’ and the ‘changing of one-sided media representation rights’ as the principal reasons for the contract annulment.

Talmacsi himself stated, “My life is about racing. But we got to the point, where we had to re-evaluate the situation. From Qatar, I have had a continuous influence on me because of this, and it is difficult to ride at 250 km/h on the track while your attention and necessary concentration is drawn away by problems like these. I don’t know what the future will bring for us, but it can only be better than these conditions.”

Stefano Favaro, Talmacsi’s manager added, “We have been working with the team of Jorge Martinez since the 2007 World Championship season and, I still say, it was one of our best decisions to sign the contract with the Aspar Team. The problems started when at the very beginning of this season the second motorbike turned out to be still missing. Then this problem with the second bike seemed to be solved as Mr Martinez together with the new supporters of the team – Grupo Milton and Logistic Land – promised to cover the missing sponsorship money, and the second motorbike would be at Talma’s disposal at Jerez. But nothing happened.”

Favaro continued, “Then without our permission, certain rights that had been the exclusive rights belonging to Faster Management for years, went to a third party, and they forgot to inform us about it. According to the contract signed with the Aspar Team, the contractual parties should have discussed the conditions of a newly laid contract. Together with Gabor, we decided to terminate our contract and we will now try to find another solution. Gabor’s present partners led by the main sponsor MOL, and also T-Mobile, Henkel Hungary and Dreher Sorgyarak Brewery have ensured us of their support.”


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