Series CEO Nic Morley has urged Jamie Franklin to allow an equal battle between Will Hoskins and Enrique Ruiz ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix. Hoskins currently leads the championship on 223 points, while his teammate Ruiz is four points behind on 219. The driver's championship will go down to the wire at the Mexican Grand Prix, the final race of the season.
Series CEO Nic Morley has came in defence of Franklins' actions, however has urged the team to put their driver's on an equal strategy in Mexico.
"It has been quite controversial. Enrique has fans, Will has his fans, and I think it's fair to say the latter have been frustrated by the actions of Franklin during the last couple of race events. I can understand the idea of placing your drivers on different strategies to see which one is better. However when it involves two brilliant driver's in a close championship fight I think it should be left alone; both drivers should be on the same strategy in Mexico. I would like to see two great opponents battling each other with equal machinery, equal strategy, and fair racing", said Nic Morley.
"I can see where Jamie is coming from. He want's Enrique to win, he want's the number one on his car next year and that's fair enough. Though on the other hand it was his choice to not sign Will Hoskins for 2015, so I don't believe in blatantly favoring one driver over the other just because you didn't want to pay money to sign arguably the best driver on the grid. If Jamie signed both Will Hoskins and Enrique Ruiz for 2015 we wouldn't have this issue, as either way he would have the number one on his car next year. It will be interesting to see what happens. I believe Ruiz and Hoskins are two of the best drivers on the grid and both would be worthy champions. It should be an exiting end to anther successful championship", finished Nic Morley.