Published on 01 Jan 2011 by Toni M.
Gabor Talmacsi’s racing career is at a crossroads. The former 125cc World Champion finished 6th in this year’s Moto2 championship with Fimmco SpeedUp and was set to race the 2011 season with the Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas squad.
Unfortunately, the 29-year old rider was left jobless at the beginning of December, when the Moto2 team unexpectly announced they were folding after losing their title sponsor, Jack&Jones.
With most of the teams already having announced their line-ups, Talmacsi set out to find a new ride, but was only offered jobs if he would personally fork out € 600,000 and not wanting to be milked to continue his career, is now considering other options, which includes retiring.
In an interview with Sportweek.de website, the popular Talmacsi, who brings in droves of Hungarian fans to the Czech track at Brno said, “If don’t see why I have to pay, I finished 6th in the championship. I’ve got an offer to race in World Superbikes with Pedercini, but in Hungary, that series is hardly known at all. Maybe Dorna will help in finding a solution, otherwise I’ll retire and try to find a job as a test rider.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Carmelo Ezpeleta will able to wrangle a ride for Dorna’s ‘token’ Hungarian after the Balatonring circuit economic fiasco, and try at least to keep the Moto2 series somewhat more ‘international’ and a little less an extension of the Spanish CIV.