ROSSI WINS EPIC WITH MARQUEZ
Rossi and Marquez battle on track for the first time since infamous 2015 Sepang clash
Valentino Rossi might not have repeated his success of last year by winning Sunday’s British Grand Prix, but the nine-time world champion instead achieved another important goal, beating Marc Marquez in the duo’s first proper clash since the infamous Sepang collision last year.
Running together in the fight for the final podium spot for much of the race, alongside second-placed finisher Cal Crutchlow and eventual faller Andrea Iannone, the pair traded paint in a way that they haven’t since it ended in disaster last year during the Malaysian Grand Prix.
And while it might not have been enough to fully reignite the hopes of Rossi beating Marquez in the 2016 Motogp title fight, the Italian did concede after the race that he quite enjoyed the scrap!
Rossi said: “It was a great battle with Iannone and Marquez. It was definitely strong but always fair. Marquez is always very aggressive but compared to the Sepang battle this one was a lot different as both of us had the same target VALENTINO ROSSI
– to arrive in front and go faster. This was the difference and I enjoyed it a lot.
“It was a great race, a great fight with Crutchlow, Marquez and Iannone. There were hard battles from the beginning to the end and when I was fifth with Marquez and Iannone in
‘It was a great battle. It was definitely strong but always fair’