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Rossi lashes out at Marquez after losing MotoGP title

Rossi lashes out at Marquez after losing MotoGP title, says championship not won on the track

Rossi lashes out at Marquez after losing MotoGP title

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Valentino Rossi went on a rant against Marc Marquez after falling short in his attempt to win another MotoGP title, accusing the Spaniard of ruining his championship chances by helping countryman Jorge Lorenzo in the final three races of the season.

Lorenzo won Sunday's Valencia GP from pole position to clinch his third MotoGP title. Rossi needed to come second but couldn't manage more than a fourth-place finish after starting from the back of the grid because of a penalty for kicking Marquez in the previous race.

While Lorenzo celebrated, Rossi was left complaining.

The veteran Italian accused Marquez of not trying his best to compete with Lorenzo on Sunday, saying his behavior was "embarrassing" and the championship was not "won on the track."


Updated : 2021-09-20 13:39 GMT+08:00