Sepertinya Marc Marquez sudah sangat marah sehingga ia menjadi emosi ketika mengetahui Rossi mendapat sambutan hangat dan ia dicemooh atau kena booooo:
Padahal sebelumnya Rossi sempat menyalami Marquez sebelum naik podium:
MotoGP, Rossi and Marquez shake their hands before the podium
Tentu mengherankan karena Marc Marquez sering mendapat perlakuan seperti ini dari mayoritas fans MotoGP di luar negeri. Apa penyebabnya?
Di reddit ada yang menanyakan hal ini. Dan jawabannya:
I had no problem with Marquez until his Moto2 days. He was known for pushing others off track. One incident where he went off track and rejoined the track unsafely and took Pol Espargaro out. That was fucked up, nothing was done to deal with the unsafe behaviour.
In 2015 he deliberately (and successfully BTW) to interfere with Championship standings between Rossi and Lorenzo when he had no chance to win it.
Yang pertama bilang bahwa ia tidak punya masalah dengan Marquez sampai masanya di Moto2. Marquez terkenal sering mendorong yang lain keluar lintasan. Ada satu peristiwa dimana ia keluar lintasan dan masuk ke lintasan kembali secara ngawur dan menjatuhkan Pol Espargaro. Itu disebut kacau, dan tidak ada yang dilakukan untuk mengatasi kelakuan ngawur tersebut.
Yang kedua bilang bahwa Marquez dengan sengaja (dan sukses) merubah hasil pertarungan menjadi juara antara Rossi dan Lorenzo walau Marquez sendiri tidak punya kemungkinan untuk menang.
DI 2015 itu perseteruan antara Marquez dan Rossi sepertinya ekstrem. Dan reaksi dari Rossi saat diganggu oleh Marquez juga ekstrem. Seperti contohnya yang terjadi di Argentina 2015:
Lalu di Phillips Island Rossi menuduh Marquez menghalang – halangi lajunya sehingga tidak bisa menyalip Lorenzo.
2015 Sepang MotoGP Results | That Seriously Happened?
Rossi claimed that the two-time reigning MotoGP Champion Marquez played games last week during the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Rossi says that Marquez had intentionally slowed down while Lorenzo was out front. After slowing, Marquez then battled with Rossi, the nine-time World Champion claims.
For fans, there’s no questioning that Phillip Island was the most exciting race of the year – there were 52 changes in positions between the top-four riders alone (Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez and eventual winner, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa). But for Rossi, this presented some issues.
Untuk membuktikan, Rossi menunjukkan data lap dari Marquez yang terlihat sangat tidak konsisten:
@motomatters @bikesportnews @matoxley I knw, a graph! VR cld say laps 6, 12, 19-22 & 25 show MM93 slowing him
Berikut balapan di Phillips Island 2015:
Di Sepang terjadi lagi, dan disebutkan Rossi sampai beberapa kali menunjukkan kemarahannya:
Following a few close calls, Rossi clearly displayed his anger by throwing his left hand up or starring down Marquez. But it was on lap six at turn 14 when this battled ended. While in third, Rossi ran a wider line at turn 14, which caused some contact between him and Marquez.
Following the contact, the 22-year-old Spaniard crashed. The situation was immediately flagged for review by Race Direction, and Rossi was later assigned three Penalty Points. As a result, Rossi will have to start the final round at Valencia from the back of the grid.
Menurut Rossi, Marquez melakukan itu untuk balas dendam terhadap apa yang terjadi di Argentina dan Assen. Dan juga tidak ingin Rossi menjadi juara:
Why would Márquez do a thing like this? Here too Rossi had his reasons lined up. Márquez is angry at him, Rossi claimed, because of what happened at Argentina and Assen. Márquez believes he intentionally moved from his line at Argentina, Rossi said, causing him to crash. Márquez believes Rossi stole victory from him at Assen, the Italian said, when Márquez hit him in the side and forced him to cut across the dirt.
More than that, Rossi claimed, Márquez was motivated by ego. He does not want Rossi to win the championship because he has been unable to win it this year. He is aiming at Rossi’s record of championship victories, and if Rossi doesn’t win in 2015, that is one less title for Márquez to win in the future to match him. As an example for this claim, Rossi pointed to Laguna Seca in 2013, where Márquez cut across the inside of The Corkscrew to pass Rossi, an echo of Rossi’s iconic pass on Casey Stoner in 2008.
Marquez sendiri beralasan bahwa ia melakukan itu karena ban depan yang overheat:
Márquez says the variance was down to the front tire overheating. “We saw on the data with the team that the Honda is pushing a lot the front tire. This race, this was the softest compound that we have, but it was the only tire that we had able to race,” Márquez explained. He had pushed in the middle of the race to catch Lorenzo, but once he got past, the tire was moving around too much, and he had to back off a little.
Berikut pertarungan di Sepang 2015:
Di Valencia Marc Marquez juga mendapat tuduhan yang sama, tapi terhadap Dani Pedrosa:
Fans Honda Banyak Yang Mempertanyakan Marquez, Bela Honda Apa Bela Lorenzo?
Informasi di atas sepertinya mendukung teori bahwa Marquez itu sangat cerdik dan jago sabotase.