Expect war over 1000cc engine rule

WSB boss speaks out over return to litre bikes in MotoGP

MUSCLES ARE being flexed between the two biggest motorcycle racing championships in the world, sparked by the talk MotoGP may be considering going back to 1000cc engines.

Earlier this month, Visordown reported the news MotoGP big-shot Carmelo Ezpeleta was seeking a return to 1000cc engines in the blue riband racing class. Read the story here.

WSB boss Paolo Flammini doesn't like the proposal and has been talking to an Italian journalist on the Italian website GPOne.com about the idea. Judging by his tone, Flammini doesn't sound like he's about to back down anytime soon:

He said: "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. So far, he has been true to his word, and I hope that this will continue to be the same in the future.

"We are ready to take whatever action is necessary to defend the contract we have with the FIM, which, let us not forget, also covers the 600cc class based on production bikes."

Sounds like an impending court scrap's in the offing.

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