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Team manager leaves BMW

Davide Tardozzi splits from BMW, some mechanics threaten to strike at this weekend's Magny-Cours finale.
Reports in the European press claim that team manager Davide Tardozzi has split from BMW with immediate effect, meaning he won't be present for this weekend's Magny-Cours World Superbike season finale.

Some reports say Tardozzi was sacked by BMW, others that he chose to quit due to irreconcilable differences.

Tardozzi made the surprise decision to leave the factory Ducati team at the end of last season, after helping the Italian brand claim 16 WSBK titles.

This year, the second for BMW in WSBK, the S1000RR has taken its first two podiums and a pole position, all with Troy Corser, although the Australian is only tenth in the championship.

Tardozzi's sudden exit isn't the only trouble brewing at BMW, which recently announced the signing of Leon Haslam for next season.

The non-German mechanics are threatening to strike this weekend due to a lack of pay and uncertainly over 2011 contracts.



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RawDawg

September 30, 2010 1:42 PM

It's been reported for a while that he was leaving. Mechanics not getting paid? There is never an excuse for not paying the guys who put in the long hours and hard work. I don't care what the problem is if they have done the work than they deserve their pay.

wr86 - Unregistered

September 30, 2010 12:42 PM

Oh crap! I hope this is not the future for poor Leon. Through no fault of his own he seems to find himself in one unstable team after another. Hope it all gets worked out before next season.



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