As to exactly what happened in the collision between between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi at last Sundays MotoGP is a little misty.
No doubt the majority rules and agree that Rossi should be penalized, however Team Yamaha have quite the different opinion and believe there should be no penalty enforced as Rossi 100% denies kicking out at Marquez.
The incident has reignited simmering bad blood between Rossi, a nine-time motorcycling champion pursuing his first title since 2009, and his rivals, including Yamaha teammate Lorenzo.
“It’s very clear from the helicopter footage (at Sepang) that I didn’t want to make him crash, I just wanted to make him lose time, go outside of the line and slow down, because he was playing his dirty game, even worse than in Australia,” Rossi said.
The footage showed an apparently annoyed Rossi slowing down and pinning Marquez toward the outside of the track.
Their bikes touched, and after Marquez slid off the track Rossi’s foot can be seen off its peg.
“It’s clear that when my foot slipped of the foot peg Marquez had already crashed,” Rossi said in comments on Yamaha’s team site.
MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb confirmed that Yamaha has launched an appeal.
Article Source: Yahoo Sports