Sepang, Malasya… This race has broken all records, including behavior

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The last race, Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, shows Valentino Rossi’s conflict with Marc Marquez, and a really bad end.

The conflict between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez had begun since the press conference on Thursday, reaching a crash  end in the race. Rossi had made a solid start to the race and he was in third with his title rival  Lorenzo trapped behind two Ducatis.

Then, Jorge Lorenzo passed Rossi and Marquez and these both racers started a battle passing each other multiple times, allowing Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa to escape in the distance.

On lap six the two touched and Marquez went down, crashing. The incident was immediately flagged for review by Race Direction for after the race. After that, Rossi had a solitary race in third, unchallenged by any other riders but unable to get close on the leaders.

Finished the race, Rossi got three penalty points, bringing him to a total of four and will have to start the final race of the year, in Valencia,  from last position on the grid. Rossi’s lead, right now, is cut to just seven points with Lorenzo that comes in second.

Valentino Rossi: “You know unfortunately I lose a lot of time with Marc and in Turn 14 I tried to go wide to get a better line to make him slow because he just rides to cause me some problems. Unfortunately he came to me and I think he crashed in that moment. It’s a shame because I think that in a normal race we can stay and fight with Jorge and we lost some more points. In Valencia will be more difficult.”


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