Sepang MotoGP – An icy handshake, then the Rossi and Marquez try to ignore one another. But when a journalist asks, “How are you?”, then they respond with a grimace. Especially Valentino.
2015 Sepang MotoGP race, An unforgettable day
A year later, Rossi and Marquez come back to Sepang. Today there was the 2016 Sepang Motogp race press conference. In 2015, he complained of Marquez’s behavior, showing previous Phillip Island race data. “Marc drove against me. He wants to help Lorenzo.” said Rossi a year ago. Someone thought he was joking, but then. The insane touch of Sunday afternoon, the fall of Catalan, the penalty for the Italian champion forced to start at the bottom of the group in Valencia.
After 2015 Sepang MotoGP, Marquez is a stronger man and a stronger pilot
Now, how are their relationships? Of course, everything has changed compared to the past. But lately things have improved. Everyone has his opinion. But the relationships became professional. “I agree.” said Rossi. And then a British journalist continues. “Yes, but Marc says that after 2015 Sepang GP he became a stronger man and a stronger pilot. You too?” The Yamaha rider replied. “Honestly, I don’t know.”
From tomorrow they start again with the first free practice session. The circuit has changed a bit, there’s a new asphalt and the last corner has changed moderately. “We will have to quickly learn the best way to deal with it.” said the new world champion. “In Australia, however, I made a mistake and I fell. It must not happen again. I will continue to push, that’s for sure. I want to win.”
Valentino Rossi wants to win the 2016 Sepang GP
Valentino thinks back to last Australian race. “I was fast and concentrated. Great rhythm, lots of overtaking. But in the second part I suffered too much.” said Rossi. Three Grands Prix in 15 days. All riders are tired. “But this is a wonderful circuit. I still point to a victory and for me it is easier to get it than in Valencia. It will be difficult to guess the right tires with new asphalt and this temperature. But we are optimistic.” said Rossi during the press conference of 2016 Sepang Motogp race.
The return of Iannone
At a press conference there wasn’t Lorenzo, deeper shade. Space for Vinales, who will take his place at Yamaha in less than a month, and for Crutchlow, the winner in Australia. Then, there are the two Ducati riders. Because in Malaysia finally will returns Andrea Iannone.