Published on 06 Nov 2009 by Toni M.
The Moto2 championship hasn’t even begun and we’ve already got team owners who want to take rogue riders to court.
Speaking to Catalunya Radio, Sito Pons, who unveiled his Pons Kalex prototype today at Valencia, confirmed that he may decide to take Toni Elias to court for breach of contract.
According to the Spanish manager, Elias had already signed a contract to ride for his Moto2 team in 2010, but the Spanish rider reneged on his contract and decided to go to Fausto Gresini’s Moriwaki Moto 2 team, but officially Gresini has yet to announce who will be his two riders and he’s not even sure he’ll have a Moto2 team due to the exorbitant costs.
Gresini has deposited the $25,000 registration fee, invested in the bikes already spending €400.000, but needs a further € 1.400.000 and the Italian team manager for the first time in twelve years is closing his budget in the red.