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US MotoGP: Rossi to Suppo 'You broke my balls over Stoner pass!'

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.

Tagged as: Valentino Rossi , Marquez

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July 22, 2013 1:36 AM

Great to see Rossi has a good sense of humour! He was beaten finished 3 rd and has a laugh about it. There are not very many from that mould. As a Rossi fan if he is winning on occasion, getting on the podium I am happy. Marquez is too young and too fast at the moment.


July 22, 2013 5:38 AM
Last Edited 132 days ago

Haters make me laugh... VR passes CS on the outside = VR fault MM passes VR on the outside = VR fault The 2 constants here are that its VR fault (obviously...) and VR is smiling and having fun. MM only issue with the moment was that it wasnt as good as the 08 moment (by his statement) not sure why the issue from posters who arent necessarily MM fans but definate VR haters (doh...). As for VR's feelings about being beaten into the pavement by a rookie....I gues he feels the same as the other 20+ blokes including Jlo & DP. Lets not forget in a hurry that VR hasnt waved his finger in anger or rejected a handshake out of an offended sense of invinsability....the cracks have already shown this year and they are not from VR! After 2 years on Ducati, VR must feel like a winner every week he gets to go around on the M1 . . . I would think?

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