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Carmelo Ezpeleta: "We must learn from what happened"

Carmelo Ezpeleta: 'We must learn from what happened'

The Dorna Sports CEO is positive about the meeting held with MotoGP™ riders and crew chiefs at the Valencia GP.

The situation that took place two weeks ago during the MotoGP™ race at the Sepang Circuit led to the FIM and Dorna calling a special meeting with riders and team leaders.

The CEO of Dorna Sports felt it was a very positive meeting: "We all have the same interests and I think it was worth defusing tension, so we asked the riders not to share their disputes until next week. I do not know what they will do, but I told them I thought it was good for them during this weekend to only talk about racing and nothing else. "

Prior to the joint meeting, Ezpeleta held private meetings with Lorenzo, Marquez and Rossi. Regarding this, he said: "I had a very good feeling. All three are great people. I can not make public a private conversation held with them I don’t want to talk about what happened in Sepang. If I have told them not to talk, I will do the same.”

In any case, and with reference to the expectation created around what happened in Sepang, Ezpeleta says that "although some of the press are attracted to the controversy, to me it is not important or necessary. The important thing is that the climate of peace and harmony that has always reigned stays.”

"The president of the FIM made an appearance on Thursday and we believe that the mistakes and failures have to be learned from, and we will continue working with all riders, FIM, IRTA and manufacturers to learn from what happened and that things are going better. We’ve done a lot of self-analysis and few people know the situation better than us. I've never had any qualms about accepting that when things go wrong, our mission is to try to see what we can do to improve things in the future."


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