JAKARTADAILY.ID - Dimas Ekky Pratama spoke up about his polemic with the team he defended in 2021, Pertamina Mandalika Racing Team. He said his dues had not been paid for by the team competing in Moto2 Junior (CEV RepsoL) in 2021.
Previously, Team Stylo Bike, the racing team that supported Dimas Ekky Pratama, posted on social media that their salaries had not been paid for the 2021 racing season.
In a post on his official Instagram account @teamstylobike on Sunday, May 1, 2022, Team Stylo Bike, together with Dimas Ekky Pratama, raced at the FIM CEV Moto2 international racing event.
"Tic tac, tic tac, There is no response from Mandalika Racing Team Indonesia. How about Dimas? Indonesian racer with an Indonesian sponsor? (Pertamina Mandalika) Do you plan to pay the team for the 2021 season," they said in the post.
"It's time to tell the truth," they continued.
In the post, the team also tagged several important officials and state institutions for this.
Following this statement, Dimas Ekky spoke up. He said that he had not received the salary and the living cost when the race took place.
"Yes, the payment of the salary, the quarantine living costs have not been completed, and last year's race was not [covered] under insurance," said Dimas Ekky some time ago.
Currently, Dimas said that he was still fighting for his dues to the main sponsors. He claimed to have also met with the director of Pertamina Mandalika Racing Team SAG, Kemal Nasution.
"Previously in Lombok, [I was] still waiting. Lastly, before (GP) Mandalika, Mr. Kemal asked me to meet for signing a statement that was incriminating and seemed as if I had written the letter. I didn't sign it," said Dimas to Pikiran-Rakyat.com.
Dimas revealed that he had tried to discuss with his lawyers regarding the problems he was facing. However, it had not been confirmed to what extent Dimas Ekky had demanded his dues.
"With Mr. Febs, but (now) we will see what their intentions are after the Stylo Bike Team spoke up," said Dimas Ekky.
Previously, Dimas Ekky himself officially became the line-up for the Stylo Bike team in the Moto2 Junior (CEV RepsoL) racing championship in 2021, under the auspices of the sponsor Pertamina Mandalika, which was supposed to be the main investor.
Dimas Ekky spent a full season in the championship and earned the 9th position in the standings, with a total of 62 points.
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