MotoGP boss denies 'breakaway' involvement

MotoGP chief Carmelo Ezpeleta has backed away from speculation that he could be involved in FOTA's breakaway series plans. Firstly, he is clearly not towing the rebel team's current line, as he predicts that "two championships would be ...

MotoGP chief Carmelo Ezpeleta has backed away from speculation that he could be involved in FOTA's breakaway series plans.

Firstly, he is clearly not towing the rebel team's current line, as he predicts that "two championships would be terrible".

"Pardon me for saying, but it's just stupid. No way," said Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.

"I'm with motorcycles, having joined a company of which I am also a shareholder, and we're committed to bringing the bikes forwards," he told Spanish radio Onda Cero.

"I do not have any intention in the slightest to organise a parallel championship.

"I believe the Formula One crisis will be fixed," he added. "Surely they're not stupid enough to break it all up."

Ezpeleta, however, indicated that F1's powerbrokers may be able to learn something from the MotoGP organisation.

"We have an agreement with the constructors that if they are unanimously opposed to a new rule, then the rule doesn't take effect."

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