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'.