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In defense of Ezpeleta, don't blame him for KR Proton, Suzuki, Kawasaki, or Aprilia leaving the grid, let alone BMW's reluctance to the join the sport. These teams left the sport because in the longterm the sport was too expensive and they it wasn't producing any returns for them...you add the fact they weren't achieving podiums.
In the case of Ezpeleta and the CRT class, MotoGP is more than just a sport, but also a business. As a businessman Ezpeleta has the responsibility of keeping MotoGP both profitable and viable and the only to way to do that was to allow production bikes onto the grid. I'm quite sure deep down he wants to keep MotoGP prototype-only class, but in tough times it called for desperate measures and CRT's are were the way to. Trust me, but if this was NASCAR or F1 Brian France or Bernie Ecclestone would've done the same thing to also keep their respective championships viable.
The only reason why WSBK continue to be a success stand from the fact that tea