Expeleta denies leading FOTA series

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Crash.net ran a story that suggests that Carmelo Ezpeleta is downplaying the rumor that he would be willing to lead a breakaway series started by the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA). Apparently a person “close” to the MotoGP boss said that Carmelo admires Bernie Ecclestone very much and was on his side during the FISA/FOCA war of the mid-80’s and would not want to go against him. Ecclestone was apparently helpful to Ezpeleta in regaining control of Dorna, which runs MotoGP, when IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) attempted a breakaway series in the mid-90’s.

Crash also reports that two other Spaniards have been linked as potential candidates for running the breakaway series as well:

Jaime Alguersuari, father of the Renault World Series driver of the same name, who is a publisher in Spain and has organised the Dakar, World Series and many top level Spanish motorsports events has now been linked to the initiative, along with Juan Pareja, involved in the past with GT, GT Open and Formula 3.

You can read the full story here at Crash.


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