A mistake from Marc Marquez may have prematurely ended his Misano MotoGP battle with Valentino Rossi, but the Spaniard was soon back on track alongside the victorious Italian.

However this time it wasn't for grand prix glory. Instead MotoGP champion Marquez, comfortably on course for his second successive crown, was among the riders invited by Rossi to ride dirt track at the Italian's ranch in nearby Tavullia.

"We enjoyed it a lot because we have a lot of riders, also from superbike. A lot of bikes on track and it was a good day," said Rossi. "Marc was very fast. Already as fast as me from the first time. As always! I think he did the best lap time, but I won the race. So it was 1:1!

"It was really nice," added Marquez. "I was really impressed to see his circuit and his home because in the future I would like to have something like that. Like Valentino said we were fighting together like in the Misano race more-or-less! The important thing is that we enjoyed it and it was really nice to ride with him and the other riders."



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