Valentino Rossi's Movistar Yamaha team has issued the following statement, in response to accusations from Repsol and Honda that the Italian kicked Marc Marquez's bike during their Malaysian MotoGP clash.

Both a race day Repsol press release and Monday's statement by HRC vice president Shuhei Nakamoto spoke of the kick being made, as did Marquez himself.

Yamaha point out that a kick was "not proven" by Race Direction (which said TV images were inconclusive) and therefore they "reject the wording used".

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Rossi denied kicking Marquez, saying "He touched me with the handlebar on my left leg and it is for that reason he crashed... when I lose the foot on the footpeg Marquez is already down."

Race Direction's official verdict on the incident declared that Rossi: "Deliberately ran wide on Turn 14 in order to force another rider off line, resulting in contact causing the other rider to crash" - but did not mention a kick or that Rossi wanted Marquez to fall.

Either Rossi or team-mate Jorge Lorenzo will be crowned 2015 MotoGP champion this weekend at Valencia. However the aftermath of Sepang is far from over with Rossi appealing his three penalty points to try and avoid starting at the back of the grid.

Dorna and the FIM have summoned all the MotoGP riders to a meeting on Thursday regarding "the events that occurred at the Malaysian Grand Prix and further developments over the following week", cancelling the usual pre-event press conference.

The full Yamaha statement can be seen below:

"We refer to the press release issued by Repsol Media Service on Sunday 25th October 2015, titled "Pedrosa wins and Marquez crashes after unsportsmanlike kick from Rossi", as well as the press release issued by Honda Racing Corporation on Monday 2nd November, titled "Q&A with Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President".

"Yamaha would like to express its disagreement with the words that have been used to report on the incident between riders Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.

"Both press releases included words that accuse Valentino Rossi of kicking Marc Marquez's bike that is something not proven by the investigation of the Race Direction.

"We therefore reject the wording used in the said published statements that do not correspond with the findings of the Race Direction.

"Yamaha has no wish to enter into further discussion regarding this unfortunate affair and our desire is to conclude the 2015 MotoGP season in the best possible way.

"We go to Valencia with the clear intention of trying our best to win what we hope will be a memorable final race with all riders and teams competing in an exemplary sportsmanlike manner befitting the top category of motorcycle racing."

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Nakemoto acts like a guy trying to save his job ! why doesn't he show praise to the most loyal rider he has ever had besides Haden ? Pedrosa he's beating them all right now ! fair n square ! I think Yamaha hit it on the head move on lets race !

you hit it right on ! Nascar started the ramming is ok mentality! it spread to F1 Look at Hamilton 1st lap at Austin! it should not be acceptable in any motorsports !

At this point I just wished Rossi would have stopped (track marshal hold his bike or something) and actually kick on Marquez, a few times...whatever. Get it all out on the table. So now we have Marquez crashing, taking himself out and Rossi for being kind enough to kick Marquez a few times for crashing himself. It's all good....

At this point I just wished Rossi would have stopped (track marshal hold his bike or something) and actually kick on Marquez, a few times...whatever. Get it all out on the table. So now we have Marquez crashing, taking himself out and Rossi for being kind enough to kick Marquez a few times for crashing himself. It's all good....

At least this is a professional, calm and balanced opinion. Yamaha is the only one here keeping their heads clear. Thanks.

The narcissistic message HRC and Repsol were communicating to spin the public opinion their way is typical for the arrogant, political Brand they are.

Proffesore: rossi comment after Lorenzo complaining that rossi was riding dangerous “I said to Yamaha, what do you expect from me, to arrive behind? If I know this I will stay at home.! so what do you expect from Marc to slowe down so primadona can have a nice ride.:-)[\blockquote]

Well, actually #93 did slow down didn't he...?