Valentino Rossi 'exaggerated' Over Marc Marquez Incident Agostini
Valentino Rossi "exaggerated" in his critique of Marc Marquez in Argentina and was wrong to suggest the Honda rider hit him deliberately, says grand prix motorcycling legend Giacomo Agostini.
Yamaha man Rossi pulled no punches when addressing the media after reigning MotoGP champion Marquez made contact with him in the latter stages at Termas de Rio Hondo and caused him to crash.
It reopened the bitter feud between the pair sparked at Sepang in 2015, with Rossi accusing Marquez of intentionally aiming for his leg with his bike and "destroying our sport" with his aggressive riding.
denied Rossi's allegations and insisted his attempt to pass the Italian after was "nothing crazy" and the contact was a result of an honest mistake." data-reactid="34">Marquez denied Rossi's allegations and insisted his attempt to pass the Italian after was "nothing crazy" and the contact was a result of an honest mistake.
Speaking to Italy's Radio 24, 15-time world champion Agostini said Marquez doesn't deserve any further punishment for the incident and that Rossi was guilty of similar moves in his career.
"Marquez has made a mistake and has said sorry, we hope he won't do it again, but he shouldn't be disqualified," Agostini said.