Otto Graven had a great debut season and even graced the front cover of our last issue in Wrecked Magazine. The Motorsport South Africa NPC has held a court of inquiry due to actions that took place during the 2011 season.
Otto Graven is being accused of abandonment of his crew in the United States but offered Virgin flights to show they had the ability to make it home. That wasn’t even the icing on the cake of the things brought up in this courtroom. Apparently Monster Mob and City Tire Online have a contract signed for the amount of $415,000 but nothing is in explanation of what this contract was for.
Next on the agenda was an invoice for unpaid tires that has stacked up to the amount of $37,937.35 and continues to be unpaid by Otto Graven. According to Otto however he is in litigation on this issue because he was coerced into signing a contract in order to get tires for a race. The drama continues while referring to him as South African champion (which is used on the Formula D website) as a “journalistic poetic license,” which would imply to us that he isn’t the champion of South Africa?
Who even knows at this point!? The long story short here is Otto Graven has had his competition license in South Africa revoked for 12 months (no word on if this will effect his Formula D license or status with them). This story sounds like it is straight out of Wired Magazine instead of a drifting venture but we are interested to see what parties will come forward and tell us about what really went down!