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Francisco Renato LOPEZ CONTARDO

(chl) 1.75m / 78kg

Hobbies

Mountain bike, escuchar discos de rock en vinilo

Sponsors

Copec, Red Bull, Can-Am, BCI Seguros, TM, Maxus, Garcés Fruit, Gobierno de Chile, Würth, Emasa, Conveyor Belt, Te Pille.

Vehicle

Marca: Can-Am
Modelo: XRS
Preparación: South Racing – Can-Am
Motorización: Motor Rotax Turbo RR 200 hp
Asistencia: South Racing – Can-Am
Clase: T3

Rankings

2013: 4°
2012: 3°
2006 : 4° (1° en 450cc);

Otros Palmarés
2021: Campeonato Rally Mobil de Chile, 4º en la categoría RC2N en la 4ª fecha.
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
2012: 7° en Rally de Qatar
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); 3° en Rally de Argentina, (1° en 450cc); 5° Rally de Brasil, (2°en 450cc)

The Cameleon

Francisco 'Chaleco' López is one of the biggest rally-raid stars South America has ever produced. The Chilean made his Dakar debut in the bike class in 2007 when the rally was still held in Africa. In seven appearances in the category, ‘Chaleco’ twice made it onto the podium, finishing third in 2010 and 2013. In 2011 he finished fourth, while his last four participations ended in DNFs. In total he notched up 11 stage wins. Then in 2019, after a five-year break, the Chilean returned to the Dakar aboard an SSV and promptly won his class. In 2020, for the first ‘Saudi’ edition, ‘Chaleco’ enlisted the navigational talents of veteran Juan Pablo Latrach and finished third, with two stage wins, before, in 2021, winning the T4 category for production based SSVs. Then for 2022 they switched categories, entering the latest generation South Racing Can-Am XRS in T3. And while Seth Quintero notched up stage wins the Chilean duo calmly held onto the lead of the provisional standings to win the class and take the lead in the championship. For the second W2RC round in Abu Dhabi “Chaleco” once again won the T3 category, this time with Paolo Ceci in the passenger seat. On this occasion he also beat all the T1 cars entered in the championship! On the Rally du Maroc, the man who has 141 points to Cristina Gutierrez's 116 (Red Bull Off-Road Junior) will once again change co-driver. It will again be a former motorcyclist, this time Oriol Mena. Spanish-speaking like him, that will facilitate communication, Mena, a former world level enduro rider, competed in the bike class on the Dakar until 2021 where he finished in 16th place after two Top 10 finishes in 2018 and 2019. The Spaniard made his debut with the South Racing team in T4 as co-driver of young Rokas Baciuska on the 2021 Rallye du Maroc. On the Dakar, the duo reached the podium in T4 before taking 7th overall on the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, and second in T4. "Chaleco" and Mena should get along very well, Queen Cristina be warned!

Ranking 2022

Total dakar abu-dhabi maroc andalucia
40 5
(12.)
30 + 5
(1.)
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