The opening five laps of Sunday’s Valencia GP were some of the best of Valentino Rossi’s career. The experienced Italian cut through the field and would eventually end in a respectable fourth place. Unfortunately, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo taking the victory, Rossi was unable to claim his 10th World Title. The 2015 MotoGP will always been remembered as one of Rossi’s best, coming back from several tough years and proving that even at 36 years old he’s still a threat.
“We build this season from the first race, and at the end it was anyway a great season,” said Valentino Rossi. “I was always competitive and never made any mistakes. I think that after Motegi I have the potential to win the championship but unfortunately from the race in Phillip Island something changed and in these last three races we saw something that we never saw before in our sport.
“I think that the situation was already bad, but today was embarrassing for everybody because it was unbelievable, the behavior of Marquez is something very bad for everything, especially for the sport. It is something that nobody expects, because a Honda rider that made a Yamaha rider win and give the maximum just to push out his teammate is something that nobody expect and I think it is very, very bad news. Anyway, it is like this, we have to accept.
“I am happy because now everybody see what I said in Australia and I don’t understand the behavior of Marquez but sincerely for me it is very difficult to say something to him because I hope that he will understand what he did in these last three races in the future of his career.
“For sure the Hondas were faster. We know that in the second part of the race Honda have a better potential but Marquez just protect Lorenzo like he did in Phillip Island and also Sepang. At the end I think that also Lorenzo have to not be very happy, as it is not a Championship that was won on track. But anyway is memories.”