Marquez still baffled by Rossi kick

Marc Marquez admits he is still mystified by Valentino Rossi's actions in Malaysia, saying "I don't know how inside the helmet you can think to push out another rider with your leg".

Emotions are running high in the MotoGP paddock after Rossi was handed three penalty points for appearing to kick out at Marquez at Sepang last time out, which will see him start the season finale from the back of the grid.

The fall-out from the incident continues with Thursday's pre-event press conference ahead of the race in Valencia cancelled and all riders and team managers summoned to meet by the Permanent Bureau.

Marquez admits his dispute with Rossi is something new to him.

"During my career I have had many battles, but I never have I felt this," he is quoted as saying by Autosport. "On that corner Valentino passed me, but then I saw he was completely straight and looking at me and stopping a lot.

"I was just waiting because there was nothing to do at that point and then I saw with his leg he pushed my arm and my front brake, and then I locked the front wheel and crashed."

Rossi has lodged an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his penalty and also accused Marquez of costing him the 2015 title, while Yamaha and Honda continue to have opposing views of the incident.

"You know I don't want to be involved more in the championship," Marquez said.

"Valentino surprised everybody [with his comments], but I didn't consider that because I just did my weekend [at Phillip Island].

"Of course we can fight, we can overtake, we can have small contact, but in [Malaysia] until that moment we never had contact.

"I don't know how inside the helmet you can think to push out another rider with your leg.

"I've never seen that. OK, I am very young, but I am disappointed."

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