A revealing Interview with Mecatecno and Montesa Rider Ronald Garcia
It was impossible to go to a trial with this bike. Philippe Berlattier and I ride the bike this year and in the second or the third World Championship competition of this year, Philippe arrived in front of me and speak with Miguel Sierra, he gave his bike to Miguel Sierra and tells Miguel Sierra to go away with his bike and that he is returning to France. 2 months later I go to Sierra and I say the same thing and give him my bike and walk away. Berlatier is a very good rider, he is a super super rider and he goes to say this is an impossible bike to ride because Fantic and the Beta are good bikes and the competition is so much better than the Montesa, the engine of the 335 was 20 years old, the engine what is larger than this table.
I see Fantic and Beta with engines half of the size of the Montesa engine, then the riders were all trying to move the wheels of the 335 but because of the bad design it is impossible to hop the bike in anyway without massive modification. When I say to Sierra make the production bike like the prototype, I asked him to move the position of the foot rest and 2 chains suspension and he say no no no no, the production bike will stay the same. Sierra no Montesa do not pay me. I go to the competitions and I measure the kilometres and then I take the bill to Montesa. I am sure that Miguel take the money from Montesa for me and does not pay me. Ichallenge Sierra about this and say hey Sierra where is my money and he makes many excuses then I understand that no modifications will be made to the production bike so I go to Sierra and say hey Sierra give me my money.
I tell him to pay me and then we are finished. He says give me the bike and then I will give you the money, but I know trust Sierra, so I asked him for the money first but he no give me the money. My father is telling me no no no give them the bike give them the bike. I went to the factory again with the bike and ask them for the money again but they just give me excuses so I go home with the bike. Montesa servicing telephone me and start to talk to me about thel police becoming involved, but in the end I no change nothing and I get my money from Montesa and they get their bike. My experiences working for Montesa with Miguel Sierra, well very bad.
I also have bad experiences working with the Federation. I will begin to explain this, I ride with Mecatecno and Mecatecno pay for me to ride the World Championship but then the Federation say we are making the National Team and we will pay all expenses for the 5 first riders in Spain to be part of the National Team. Mecatecno are all excited to hear this, that the Federation will now be paying for the many expenses involved with traveling and entering the trial around the World. The Federation make these great plans which I talk about and Mecatecno and Montesa and Merlin. Codina was riding with Montesa and Gallach with Merlin.