Francisco Lopez Caught Stealing Gas During Dakar Rally

01/17/2011 @ 8:55 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

Francisco Lopez Caught Stealing Gas During Dakar Rally Francisco Chaleco Lopez Aprilia Dakar Racing 635x423

In an event that’s probably more embarrassing than nefarious, Aprilia’s Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez was caught by the camera of a Dakar Rally spectator stealing gas from a parked motorcycle near the race course. Lopez didn’t get too far in the process as several local policeman were nearby and gave the Chilean rider a stern talking to…of course when you speak the language, we imagine it’s a lot easier to talk your way out of a ticket than end up in some South American jail. Check the video after the jump, and let us know if you think Lopez should have been handed a time penalty for his actions.

Source: Motociclisti Blog via Two Wheels Blog; Photo: Francois Flamand / Team Aprilia Giofil


  1. bemer2six says:

    do what you have to do to win the race!!! lol

  2. 1198freak says:

    That’s hilarious. He looked like a pickpocket in a subway station choosing his next target.

  3. Joe says:

    Not very conspicuous….

  4. kevin says:

    Hmmmm, let me get som’ of this gas.


  5. Mormont says:

    Karma caught up with Chaleco on the final stage.

  6. Ken says:

    I like calling him Chilango