Valentino Rossi lapidary on Jorge Martin

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Valentino Rossi goes down flat

Valentino Rossi certainly did not hide his disappointment after the MotoGp sprint race in Austria that saw his team’s two riders, Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini, retire, the former due to a crash in the very early stages and the latter due to contact mid-race.

The main target of criticism was the common denominator of the two contacts, Jorge Martin: “He started off very charged because he hadn’t set a time in qualifying, he knew he had to take the first few corners like crazy – said the ‘Doctor’ -. But he went in a little too crazy, came in strong and touched Quartararo: that’s when the carom started and the others fell too.”

“For me it’s simple,” Rossi added, “you have to give a long lap penalty right away. The second crash? Martin overtook in a difficult spot, he wanted to make a decisive entry that, however, leads you to touch the opponent. Luca did not want to cross, for me Jorge also gave him another push.”

In addition to the Ducati Pramac rider, Valentino also criticized the race direction, “They seem to me to be decisive in the things that matter little, less so in the important things like a rider second in the world championship who comes to the first corner too strong and throws everyone on the ground.”

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