Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: New York, New York
Rossi Definitely Lying About "The Kick"
From the MotoGP Website:
Interview with Rossi:
Marc Marquez said you took your leg off and kicked him, was it a case of red mist?
“No Marquez knows that is not true, because it is very clear from the image, especially from the helicopter that I don’t want to make him crash. I just want to make him lose time and go out of the line and slow down because also this time, a lot worse than in Australia, he make his dirty game no? When I go wide, wide, wide, I slow down, we almost stop and I look at him to say, “F**K, what the f**k are you doing?”
After we touch and he touched with his handlebar on the right on my leg, and I lose the foot from the foot peg, but if you look at the image from the helicopter it is clear that when I lose the foot from the footrest Marquez had already crashed. So I don’t want to kick him. Also if you give a kick to a MotoGP™ bike, it don’t crash. It is not that you kick the bike; it is very heavy, like this, and he crash. But unfortunately we touched; he wanted to turn because I go very wide and I fell his handlebar on my leg her, on my thigh and I lose the leg on the foot peg. It is like this.”
Marquez response: “Yeah of course you know for me it is easy to explain what happened because on the TV you can see clear. You can see in the video from many points, the helicopter, from in front. I was inside and of course we were overtaking for some laps but I felt I was able to be faster and to catch the front guys. But yeah, on that corner, corner 14, Valentino passed me. I heard the bike then I pick it up, but then I saw that he was completely straight and looking at me and stopping a lot. I was just waiting because there was nothing to do in that point and then I saw that with his leg he pushed my arm and my front brake and then I lock the front wheel and I crash.
A valid argument could be made for Rossi's disqualification for his actions at Sepang and the forfeiture of his 3rd place points. That asisde, however, He's crying because Marquez is slowing him down/getting in his way. Boo-Fricking-Hoo!!! It's racing, asshole. If you can't pass someone and make it stick, that's your ****ing problem. And IF Marquezreally is trying to mess with Rossi because he blames him or believes he is responsible for what happened back in Argentina and Assen, then payback/karma is a bitch.