The FIM continues to be in keeping with its usual behaviour. The latest press release on the alleged irregularity of some motorcycles used during private tests by some riders (not mentioned) is a fine example. Let us have a look, in detail, about Article 11.5.1. C i) ii) (at the end of this article, Ed.)
By not giving names and surnames, first of all, it seems to us to be a serious example of incorrect information and has more to do with whistle-blowing than a press release with which - theoretically speaking - speculation by the press should be avoided. Like all those who, at this moment, see Fabio Quartararo involved.
Even by not indicating in detail the eventual parts replaced and not allowed seems borderline to us, even if we think that, following the complaint presented (who knows, even here it is not clear why the FIM should not say so) the FIM officials at Jerez may wish to ascertain that the irregularity has actually been committed.
All this, of course, even more incomprehensible since it will probably turn out to be a storm in a teacup.
So the only legitimate question is: why make a press release drawn up in this way? Is it all about kicking the dog and meaning the master?
If this were the case, an internal press release intended for the teams would have been more useful, although it is well-known how very often this sort of confidential information is then made public thanks to the investigations of good journalism.
But at least in this case, you don’t make a complete and utter fool of yourself by sending out statements that don’t communicate absolutely anything but, on the contrary, give rise to a thousand doubts and interpretations.
Unfortunately, and we write this with deep regret, we have been waiting for centuries for the FIM to wake up when it comes to aspects of transparency and communication. But alas, this institution now no longer shows signs of life to think that it can be salvaged.