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Valentino Rossi: 'Bautista becomes a little bit crazy'

16 June 2013

Having fallen heavily with Alvaro Bautista on the opening lap of the previous Italian MotoGP, Valentino Rossi was unimpressed when the Spaniard tried an 'impossible' pass on the first lap of Sunday's Catalunya race.

Bautista slid off after attempting the out-braking move at the end of the back straight, with Rossi taking a wide line to avoid contact.

“In Mugello he did a mistake and f**ked my home grand prix and we could have had big pain [in the accident]. But one mistake can happen... He said he didn't see me,” Rossi told the assembled media inside the Yamaha hospitality on Sunday evening.

“But doing the same at the next race, another time with me, is very stupid I think. He tried an impossible braking. Fortunately I released the brake and went wide, otherwise we would have crashed together again today. It was a useless overtake, because I was a lot faster than him and we were in the right position.

“For me, when Bautista sees me, Lorenzo and also the other top guys he becomes a little bit crazy. Last year with Lorenzo [at Assen], in Valencia 2011 with me and Mugello with me. It is like he has to demonstrate that he is better than us.

“What happened today, can happen [in racing]. But two times in a row - another time with me - is not very clever I think.”

Rossi went on to finish in fourth while Bautista, who began the race from fourth on the grid, was unable to re-join after the fall.

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