The FIM Stewards have decided to take no further action following the last-lap behaviour between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, during qualifying for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.

'Because the laps of both riders were cancelled due to both having exceeded track limits prior to the incident, no further action will be taken,' read an FIM statement.

Live footage showed Marquez following Rossi on the final lap, then launching a close inside pass through the fast Turn 11 at the end of the back straight.

But the Repsol Honda rider ran wide on the exit, meaning his lap would be cancelled, while Rossi closed back in and launched a block-pass at the Turn 14 hairpin.

The move was visually similar to the infamous clash between the MotoGP superstars at Sepang 2015, which ended with Marquez on the ground.

This time both riders were forced to sit-up and run wide but remained on their machines, while in a further twist it later emerged that Rossi's lap was also cancelled for running wide at Turn 6.

Rossi and Marquez later told the media that, while they had seen the other exceed track limits, they were not aware of their own error and so had kept pushing until their paths crossed at Turn 14.

Both were summoned to a hearing with the FIM Stewards panel, but with no further action taken the pair will thus line-up as planned in fifth (Marquez) and seventh (Rossi) on Sunday's grid.

Read Marquez's opinion of the incident HERE and Rossi's opinion HERE.

 

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