Jorge Lorenzo says he has lost respect for Valentino Rossi after the MotoGP championship leader clashed with Marc Marquez in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

Rossi received three penalty points from Race Direction for 'irresponsible riding' after he forced Marquez wide before contact was made between the pair, with his Honda rival crashing out of the race after engaging in a fierce battle with the Italian on the previous three laps.

Lorenzo, who finished second behind Dani Pedrosa to close the gap to seven points in the championship with one race remaining, said: "I think not only me but a lot of people will have less respect for him as a sportsman. Unbelievable rider, maybe the greatest rider in history, but as a sportsman I think many people will change their opinion.

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"He have in the past some similar actions but today was the worst one. I don't think this type of action is a good action coming from [someone] supposed to be a great champion like Valentino Rossi is, no?

"One thing is a contact, another thing is to pull a bike completely straight, look at the rider and pull the leg out to make him crash. This shouldn't be accepted in this sport."

Lorenzo is the hot favourite to win his third premier class title following Sunday's developments but claims that should Rossi somehow emerge victorious and seal his his tenth world crown, the 36-year-old will not be a 'fair' champion.

"Valentino is starting in last position of the grid and maybe the conditions rain, or if it is dry maybe he will have a few more problems but he can be world champion and this is not the fair final of the championship, knowing what has happened today at this track," said Lorenzo.

"If this happens [Rossi wins world title], for me it will not be a fair champion this time, in this year; he will be a fair champion in the rest of the championships, but not this one."

However, asked if his attitude towards Rossi will change, Lorenzo said: "No, to me he didn't do anything. I'm just not sharing [the decision] that Race Direction make because in 2005 I made something quite similar but I crashed also and I got zero points and I got one race disqualification, so sometimes it is not the same, the decision they can take."

Lorenzo, who explained that he left the podium celebrations following the race because he was physically drained and needed time to recover, was asked how he regarded his relationship with Marquez, who has been accused by Rossi of favouring the Majorcan for the title.

"He is one of the best, if not the best at this moment in MotoGP and [I have] a lot of respect, nothing more," Lorenzo said.

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How soon Lorenzo forgets his dislike of Marquez's riding a few year or two ago. Now that it's to his advantage everything is ok though.......

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TinfoilHat2046:
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Marquez was fully cranked over on the racing line, late apex for Turn 14, always is... Rossi whilst looking at Marquez and not even attempting to lean for the corner, ran him and himself towards going off the track. Rossi had no intention of getting around the corner....[\blockquote]

OK so how did he make the corner them even after he kicked over a 160 km bike and rider.give me a break[\blockquote]. Correction. Rossi had no intention of letting mm make that corner.
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It had nothing to do with Rossi taking him out or making the corner. It had everything to do with Marquez preventing him from being able to stay with the lead group and fighting for the championship. If you had a child and he/she was acting out of character wouldn't you pull them to the side and make it right. Rossi was just trying to make a point for his actions. We see what the outcome was. Marquez throttled it, didn't go wid

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crashnetdummies: Reminder: Rossi had Lorenzo behind him and the two Ducatis at the start.
But Marquez made me lose the championship !!!

King of Mind Games they call him... Llaughing my *** off almost p*ssing my pants !

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So what are you saying exactly. He didn't have to beat Lorenzo. All he had to do was come in one place behind Lorenzo the last two races. Do you even know what your talking about?

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Your really are stupid Lorenzo. Your just supporting your countryman. That's fine but there's no need to get involved in the situation. Put yourself in Rossi's shoes and things will become a lot clearer....

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Well despite many saying that Rossi got away with it, in all fairness Lorenzo has been handed the title on a plate as Rossi has next to no chance of getting to second place, assuming Lorenzo wins in Valencia.

If I were Rossi I would not even bother turning up at Valencia and not give Lorenzo & Marquez the satisfaction of messing up his race.

I know in a way Rossi has handled this a little bit wrongly, but to me it's so obvious Lorenzo & Marques has got together and mainly Marquez has got in Rossi's way on purpose to scupper his chances of catching up to Lorenzo.

Lastly what the foook as it got to do with Lorenzo on what the powers that be give to Rossi for penalties.

Its a massive shame the season has ended like this and I don't think I shall bother to watch the last race.

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juggaknot: Lorenzo has every right to feel how he feels. Of course Rossi fanboys would jump on it and label him as a loser..[\blockquote]

You are tiring. Repeating your disinformation constantly does not help. Provide facts rather than emotionally supporting a confirmed lie from MM by your hero.

Lorenzo said Rossi kicked 93 off the bike. That is not true.

The facts are:
Rossi, fed up, screwed up forcing deliberately and controlled to slow MM down and wide. MM, adrenaline pegged to max, opened the throttle and ran into Rossi's knee, resulting in a slow fall as he hit the knee with his brake lever.

go and discuss this and evaluate the gravity...

You can argue. but MM, nothing to loose, was out there to make point. Nothing value added, just to show what he's capable of if provoked. This was not World class Moto-GP racing. This is the new type of racing that MM is infamous for and was introduced by him. ...beware 2016.

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looks like lorenzo is trying to help seal marquez's plot by stating the lies marquez has uttered. By now everyone knows MM ran into Rossi's knee trying to get away ...Not good Lorenzo, to imply something without a verification... running purposely wide is one thing, hitting someone on purpose with a bike another, lying to seal championship yet another...

2015 has no real value anymore with this "Dornagate". Never will they revise the decision as it means face loss of the security council. Politics always win above the truth,

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juggaknot: Just like Motegi 2010, right?

Vale had nothing to lose, but was out there to make a point. So you saying it's a new type of racing and is introduced by Marquez is a farce. Give me a break.

You're probably the one who labelled Lorenzo a moaner back in 2010, correct?[\blockquote]

? euh what ? right that is what I mean...bull**** they say. sorry :-)

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