The ATV rider Chris Cullen was dissatisfied with a ten-minute penalty Carlos Sainz and threatened to contact the best in the world courts after the finish of the “Dakar-2018”.
On Saturday at the seventh stage there was a strange incident, after which Dutch athlete filed a complaint to the Peugeot driver, who allegedly hit him and not stopped to help. Sainz himself claims that there was no contact. It is possible that the ATV rider fell himself. The judge has not found direct proofs of fault of science, but chastised him for potentially dangerous actions.
Carlos Sainz has received a ten-minute penalty for “Dakar”
“At the end of his letter to the organizers, I wrote that I would be very happy if Sainz will receive a severe penalty, and if not, then will turn to the best lawyers in the world, upon returning home I will begin the judicial process, he said the ATV rider Spanish newspaper AS. – He says he hit me because his car received damage. But I and my mechanics know how this damage my ATV could only happen with a very strong contact.
I have nothing against Carlos. The questions are concerned with the situation. We drive it three inches to the left, and I would have died. I think Sainz and Peugeot team in this case, it would be easier because I would be silenced forever!
The penalty should be much tougher, given the risk of an incident. It’s just ridiculous. I could die, and he didn’t even stop and ask if I need help! I think many motorcyclists and ATV drivers are outraged by this”.
From damage the engine to fall off the cliff. Black band Carlos Sainz on the Dakar
The interesting thing is that Cullen is one of the investors team Overdrive Toyota, whose leader, Nasser al-Attiyah is the main rival of Sainz in the overall standings.
“I do have Overdrive, but the incident is irrelevant – he denied Cullen’s theory about a conspiracy with Toyota. – I am a professional investor and has invested in over 100 companies. At least ten of them on the bivouac. Direct link with Toyota I have. No need to translate the theme. It was a very dangerous incident, which I could part with life. I got a hand bruise, but he didn’t even apologize.”
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