Infront Motor Sport boss Paulo Flammini has spoken out on the possibility of the MotoGP category switching to production-based 1000cc engines in 2012, hinting at legal action should the regulation changes be approved.
The man in charge and responsible for beginning the Superbike World Championship has stated that he will defend the series’ contract with the FIM that gives production-class world championship racing the rights to Infront.
“I will continue to repeat my earlier point of view – we have had assurances from the president of the FIM, Vito Ippolito, that these new rules would not be approved,” Flammini reportedly told GPOne.com. “So far he has been true to his word and I hope that this will continue to be in the future. We are ready to take whatever action is necessary to defend the contract we have with the FIM, which we can’t forget also covers the 600cc class based on production bikes.”
It has lately been speculated that the MotoGP category will be switching to 1000cc superbike-based engines once the current 800cc agreement ends following the 2011 season, potentially aligning the premier class with the Moto2 class, which will use production-based engines in prototype chassis when it’s launch next season.