My favourite game: Rossi v Lorenzo, 2015 Valencian MotoGP Grand Prix | Dan Rosato

After an unbearably tense finale, the Italian was kicking himself after he threw away the title amid accusations of conspiracy

“Márquez would prefer Lorenzo to win.” So said a frustrated Valentino Rossi, leading the 2015 MotoGP standings and gunning for world championship number 10, lighting a fuse that would eventually result in his title aspirations disintegrating before his eyes.

The Italian was clearly feeling the pressure of heading the points table for the entirety of the year, and his accusation towards Marc Márquez, a rider who was out of the title picture, before the penultimate round of the season in Malaysia, led to one of the most acrimonious ever finishes to a season.

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