Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has moaned for the last two seasons about his Spanish Infestation problem. MotoGP is dominated by Spaniards. The series is run by Spaniards. The top three riders in the premier class - Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa - are Spaniards, with three other Spanish riders on the MotoGP grid. There are four races run in Spain, more than any other country.
Don Carmelo is concerned his World Championship is starting to resemble the CEV on steroids. It's harder to suck on the teat of the almighty TV dollar by selling more lucrative rights deals to national broadcasters when the axis of the sport revolves so clearly around one nation.
But one of Spain's colonial rivals, Great Britain, may solve the rider portion of Ezpeleta's dilemma.
There could be as many as six British/Irish riders on the MotoGP grid in 2014. Cal Crutchlow will remain the leading flag bearer of the Union Jack when he moves to Ducati. Bradley Smith will remain at Tech 3 after a solid rookie season.
Irish rider Michael Laverty probably will stay at British team PBM and almost certainly will be joined by fellow Brit Alex Lowes. Moto2 championship contender Scott Redding is jumping to MotoGP with Gresini Honda, and World Superbike race winner Eugene Laverty is strongly tipped to join his brother in the premier class, riding as Nicky Hayden's teammate at Aspar or as Ben Spies' possible replacement at Pramac Ducati.
This influx of Brits/Irish could herald a new boom in popularity for MotoGP in Blighty. But nothing will jump-start interest in Grand Prix racing in Britain more than a victory by one of its riders. That has been a very long wait for British fans, as Barry Sheene was the last British rider to stand atop a premier-class Grand Prix podium, in 1981 in Sweden.