By defending he means "in terms of the discussions and communication. It was not necessary to do more than that. But we are very careful to the evolution of the situation and, therefore, we believe that we will always keep this philosophy and therefore we would like that this philosophy is respected by all the parties involved." Ultimately, the FIM makes the call, "so we have asked the FIM to be more clear, more specific in their intention to preserve these different natures. The president, (Vito) Ippolito, in his public interviews, confirmed that he agrees with our opinion, and it's a common opinion that the MotoGP and the Superbike must be two completely different classes. Now, clearly, we would like to have more specific delimitation in what MotoGP can do and cannot do, as far as the relationship with the Superbike machine is concerned. Of course we are only worried about that, because for the rest, it's not our business. As long as they run prototype machines, they can do whatever they like."