Marquez unsurprisingly agreed: “You cannot do it every lap, but one time in one race why not? We need to be a bit free because in the end people want to see a show. I thought I was on the correct line, then I saw I was outside the track. It's a difficult place!”
“When you arrive at the Corkscrew it is hard to see and understand if you are on the line, even when you are alone,” said Rossi. “It is the trick of that corner. So you can imagine how hard it is to overtake there."
Comparing his reaction to that of an angry Stoner in 2008, Rossi said:
“For me we have a very different character and approach to racing, than Stoner. For me it was a great overtake. When I was on the bike I said 'f**k' because I heard him behind me but expected him on the other side. He did something different.
“Need style, different character to lose an overtake like this. From one side I'm not happy, because Marc overtook me in a great way, on the other side I know I have a credit with him. If I do it to him he cannot say nothing!”
The seven time champion also warned:
“I think today was not the right day to fight with Marc, because he was too fast for me. But for sure before the end of the season we will have another chance to fight, where I will be faster!”
Marquez now leads the standings by 16 points heading into the summer break. Rossi is fourth in the championship.