Durango no-show… part II
September 16, 2009 12 Comments
As commented by our friend Sauber11, Durango has stated they will not be going to Portimao this weekend. As quoted by team boss Ivone Pinton, the trucks were “on their way to Portugal” when they decided to turn around due to the difficulty of finding drivers for a non-F1 event.
Needless to say to all the readers, something else is clearly behind this statement and this no-show. I keep getting information that Durango’s tax problems are increasing every day, and to it we can add problems with the Italian Social Security as well.
In a normal year, Durango would be a prime candidate for a quick buyout. The lack of buyers for Durango, Trident or SuperNova are a clear indication that the motorsports sector is in a deep recession as well. Let’s hope the GP2 Middle East Series can be canceled, or else we will see greater carnage as the year draws to a close.