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

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

  • 1198freak

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

  • Joe

    Not very conspicuous….

  • Hmmmm, let me get som’ of this gas.


  • Mormont

    Karma caught up with Chaleco on the final stage.

  • Ken

    I like calling him Chilango