Rossi was out of control – Marquez

Marc Marquez has lashed out at Valentino Rossi after television replays revealed that the Italian pushed him, causing him to crash.

Rossi appeared to stick out a leg that caught the defending world champion’s bike, causing Marquez to lose control of the bike and crash out of the race. 

"You can see easily on the TV that I go in, I heard that the Yamaha was coming, I shut [the throttle] a little bit and he stayed completely straight [on] the bike and he looked at me two times and I was [thinking] 'what's happening, what do I need to do', and I stayed there," the 22-year-old told crash.net.

"I didn't expect that he would take off the leg and push my handlebars and my front brake. Then I lost the front and when I was in the floor I saw him look behind again. 

"For me, it doesn't matter if you are Valentino or another rider, [in] this type of incident you are out of control. When you are a rider you know what is going on – to take off a leg and push another rider out, it is difficult how you can think this on the bike."

Race Direction has been widely criticised for handing Rossi a soft penalty of three points and making him start from the back of the grid for the final race in Valencia, Spain.

Marquez added that he is upset that the rivalry with the nine-time world champion has reached this point.

"I don't want to be involved in the middle of this but what I know is that I was out of the race and he was still riding…I get zero points, he gets 16," he said.

"For me, the penalty is there and strange decision.

"I think this battle cannot go more far because to arrive at the point when another rider kicks with the leg, we cannot arrive more far."

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