Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, organizer of the motorcycling world championship, has participated in the III Sport Business Days Forum of the EFE Agency, which on this occasion has dealt with financing in sport. Together with Javier Teba, president of LaLiga, and Francisco Gómez, general director of Grupo Pelayo, they spoke about the financial aspects of the world of sport. Ezpeleta has explained his experience with investment funds, especially with CVC, known for his recent deal with LaLiga.

“In 1998 a man from CVC appeared to me and said that he had followed the company and that They were willing to buy us with the whole structure. It scared me but I thought it was the moment, the opportunity. Then we had two more funds (Bridgstone and Canada Pension Fund). In our case, what the investment fund has given us is the possibility of reach resources that we would not have had, because if you are not with CVC, the banks will not lend it to you and the belief, due to their experience in these situations, that it is what should or should not be done, “he explained.

During the talk, he also had time to review Moto GP news and some aspects of the next season. A) Yes marked a “red line” for the 2022 season by ensuring that it will not accept “quarantines” from any country. “If they tell us that we have to be quarantined for fourteen days, the answer is clear, no, I’m not going! That is the limit “, he stressed exhaustively in the EFE Agency. He also highlighted the importance of Southeast Asia for Moto GP, especially Indonesia, which will debut in 2022 Grand Prix. The importance of this test is clear.” Without having Indonesian riders and not contesting any test there, we were the first sport on television. ”He also explained that the calendar It has 21 tests, but if one falls the minimum is to celebrate 19.

He also celebrated the good health of motorcycling. “We have the best 24 riders in the world in MotoGP.” And to prove it, he spoke of proper names. The first, Danilo Petrucci and his performance in the 2022 Dakar Rally. “One of the fastest drivers despite the dunes, the ‘waypoints,” explained Ezpeleta. Also the return of Marc Márquez and the retirement of Valentino Rossi. Regarding the injury of the Spaniard, he expressed that “I think Márquez will be fine and will come back.” Regarding the Italian’s goodbye, it was clear that this is not the first time that a great athlete has retired: “Although obviously the lack of Valentino will be clear, it has happened more times in the history of motorcycling. “

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