Top 7 Valentino Rossi controversies

Following a possibly championship deciding incident in the MotoGP Malyaysian Grand Prix between Valentino Rossi and Marco Marquez, we take a look at some of The Doctor’s other controversial moments

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Strange that in a week where Lewis Hamilton became only the second Briton to claim three World Championships – and the first to claim two on the bounce – conversation mostly surrounded that day’s MotoGP event in Malaysia, a race where Valentino Rossi, for the first time in living memory, completely lost the plot.

Where you stand on the controversy – whether you believe Rossi caused Marquez to fall or if the young Spaniard had it coming – is immaterial. To win multiple World Championships rarely comes without it’s fair share of negative headlines, and with 237 MotoGP races under his belt, there’s plenty of the brown stuff that’s hit the fan during the GOAT’s amazing career. Like…

Sete Gibernau, Jerez ‘05

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Hard to believe it’s been 10 years, since Rossi’s clash with Sete Gibernau at the last corner of the 2005 Spanish Grand Prix is arguably the most famous of the great Italian’s indiscretions. Having started alongside each other on the front row (joined by Gibernau’s Honda teammate Marco Melandri), the duel for the lead was all about Rossi-Gibernau, even if the latter led all but three of the 27 laps. On the penultimate tour, Rossi began his charge proper, and an unkind season for Gibernau started in the worst possible way with one move into the final corner…

Source – and Red Bull

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