N°400 SSV SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO

(chl) 1.75m / 78kg

Hobbies

Mountain bike, escuchar discos de rock en vinilo

Sponsors

Copec, Red Bull, Can Am, BCI Seguros

2019: SSV/ 1º
2014: Moto/ Abandono en la etapa 6
2013 : Moto/ 3° 5 victorias de etapa
2012: Moto/ Abandono en la etapa 8 1 victoria de etapa
2011: Moto/ 4° 1 victoria en etapa
2010: Moto/ 3° 3 victorias de etapa
2009: Moto/Abandono en la etapa 13 1 victoria en etapa
2007: Moto/Abandono en la etapa 8

2019: 23º en la clasificación general (13º en la RC2) del WRC Rally de Chile.
2018: 1º en el Campeonato Nacional de Rally Cross Country, Categoría UTV; Abandono en el Desafío Inca.
2017: 1º en la Categoría R2 del Campeonato Rally Mobil; 2º en el Campeonato Nacional de Rally Cross Country, Categoría UTV.
2017, 2016, 2015: Participación en el Campeonato Rally Mobil.
2013: 2° en Desafío Ruta 40; 4° en Rally de Marruecos
2012: 7° en Rally de Qatar; 3° en el Rally de Marruecos
2011: 3° en Rally de Egipto
2010: Ganador del Rally de Túnez; 2° en Rally de Egipto
2009: 3° en Rally de Túnez, 8° en el Rally de Egipto
2008: 2° en Rally de Dubaï; 2° Dakar Series de Europa Central; 3° en Rally de Cerdeña.
2007: 4° en Rally Patagonia-Atacama, (1° en 450cc); 4° en Rally de Cerdeña, (1° en 450cc); 5° en Rally de Dubai.
2006: Campeón del Mundo de Rally (450cc); 5° Rally de Egipto, (1° en 450cc); 4° en Rally de Marruecos, (1° en 450cc); 3° en Rally de Argentina, (1° en 450cc); 5° Rally de Brasil, (2°en 450cc)

Interview

“Hold on to my title”

During the WRC rally in Chile last May, the biggest ovation on the start ramp wasn’t for one of the biggest stars in the world championship, but for Dakar winner in the SSV category, Francisco "Chaleco" López. After a five-year absence, he returned victorious to the dunes in Peru. During the seven previous editions in the Bike category, from 2007 to 2014, “Chaleco” scored two podium results and a fourth place as well as several stage wins. Very attached to his CanAm Maverick, Lopez will have seven-time Dakar participant and five-time finisher, Pablo Latrach by his side. Following an intense training program in the dunes back home, they are determined to hold on to the title on their favorite terrain, the desert.

F.L.C: “Last year’s Dakar was a very good thing for me. To return after so many years to set off on the attack of the desert…In reality, it was a rather easy experience. Changing category wasn’t a problem, I quickly adapted. I don’t know much about what to expect in Saudi Arabia. The rules changes are the same for everyone. If they give us the road book the day before, we will have plenty of time to study it. If they give it us just a few minutes before the start, no one will know it and that is a good thing. This is the positive point of this new Dakar: a challenge for everyone. We have prepared everything on the SSV that was designed and will be serviced by South Racing. We will finish our training in the Chilean desert to prepare ourselves physically, as well as the navigation and the mechanical aspects. My goal is to keep the crown, of course! " J.P.L.: In addition to several Dakars alongside my father in a car, I competed in several international races. However, we don’t really know what we will encounter in Saudi Arabia. I imagine it will be a terrain similar to Iquique. The dunes are very difficult, but they represent just 20% of the course, because there will be a mix of surfaces. We trained a lot in Chile and we will arrive well prepared.”

Vehicle

SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

  • Mark : CAN - AM
  • Model : MAVERICK
  • Performance tuner : South Racing - Can Am
  • Assistance : South Racing - Can Am
  • Class : T3.P Prototype A-T vehicles

Ranking 2020

Scratch Stage General
1 4 4 4
2 1 1 1
3 9 9 2
4 6 6 2
5 9 9 3
6 2 2 1
7 21 21 2
8 3 2 2
9 5 5 2
10 33 33 3
11 1 1 3
12 6 6 3

All news of F. Lopez contardo

Reactions - 17/01 13:02 [GMT +3] - SSV

"A podium place isn't that bad after all"

"Chaleco" López won the race in Lima last year, but this time round he will have to settle for the bottom step of the podium. A mechanical in the stage after the rest day pushed him behind American Casey Currie and Russian Sergey Karyakin.

"Finishing on the podium is good, but the second week didn't go well for us. We had a huge problem the day before yesterday,...

Newsflashes - 16/01 15:07 [GMT +3] - SSV

Chaleco crushes the competition

"Chaleco" López turned in a gutsy performance to win stage 11 by more than 10 minutes over runner-up Aron Domżała, but Casey Currie still holds a comfortable lead in the general classification with one stage to go.

 

Newsflashes - 16/01 14:07 [GMT +3] - SSV

"Chaleco" widens the gap

"Chaleco" López leads Jesús Puras by 4′34″ and Aron Domżała by 4′49″ at km 271. Casey Currie is 12 minutes back.

Newsflashes - 16/01 12:27 [GMT +3] - SSV

Chaleco goes on the attack

"Chaleco" López has no choice but to throw caution to the wind if he is to reverse yesterday's massive losses and turn up the heat on overall leader Casey Currie. The Chilean is leading the special at km 162 by 23 seconds over Blade Hilderbrand.

Newsflashes - 15/01 13:17 [GMT +3] - SSV

Chaleco loses 1 hour

30th to finish, 58 minutes behind the leader, Chaleco López has suffered big losses on the way to Shubaytah. The Chilean drops down to third in the general standings, 1 hour and 15 minutes behind Casey Currie.

Newsflashes - 15/01 11:18 [GMT +3] - SSV

Chaleco López gets a puncture

Chaleco López, who was in second place in the SSV general standings this morning, has suffered a blow with a puncture after 43 km of the special and has lost plenty of time changing his wheel.

Reactions - 13/01 16:31 [GMT +3] - SSV

Francisco “Chaleco” López: “The top three positions are very close”

The title holder remains in the reckoning to keep his title, but is still a quarter of an hour behind Casey Currie, the general standings leader.

“Today was a very nice stage, though on the final 5 kilometres from the finish we had a puncture, but got there okay. Yesterday was a bad day. We had a problem in the first kilometre when we lost all...

Newsflashes - 13/01 14:40 [GMT +3] - SSV

A good stage for Chaleco López

Mitchell Guthrie has yet to finish, meaning the winner of the special is still unknown, but today has already been a good stage for Chaleco López. The Chilean has regained 16 minutes on Casey Currie and has closed into within 15 minutes of the general standings leader.

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