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Rossi criticises late Malaysian GP start

The Italian also says a move to F1 in the future is unlikely, despite his switch to Ducati next season.
Valentino Rossi has hit out at MotoGP organisers for 'bending over backwards' to Formula 1 after the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix was delayed to accommodate its four-wheel equivalent.

The Sepang race was started later to avoid a television clash with the Japanese Grand Prix, a move that Rossi criticised due to the threat of heavy rain that often occurs in Kuala Lumpar later in the day.

While the rain never arrived, Rossi – who went on to win the Malaysian Grand Prix - told the assembled Italian media he was disappointed that Dorna pandered to the requests of F1 officials.

"We always bend over backwards to the Formula One superpower," he said.

The 31-year-old also played down the link between forthcoming employers Ducati and a potential move to F1 in the future, Rossi saying 'I really don't think it (moving to F1) will happen'.



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scampsuzi

October 12, 2010 12:12 PM

Rossi would have to have a lobotomy to fit in with the current crop of personality free F1 drivers. F1 needs Rossi a whole lot more than he needs F1. You really would think that the BBC with all thier channels would be able to cope with simultaneous broadcasts.



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