Is Rossi a villain or hero?

Is Rossi a villain or hero?

Just as the feud with Marc Marquez was patched up, Valentino Rossi kicked off a new spat with Jorge Lorenzo in the last MotoGP round at Misano. But did Lorenzo have any grounds for complaint, and is Rossi just trying to get under his skin?

Valentino Rossi is no saint. Just ask Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Marc Marquez, or even his current team-mate at Yamaha Jorge Lorenzo. Behind the happy-go-lucky demeanour that makes Rossi so popular, there is the mean streak every top sportsman needs to gain the edge at the very pinnacle.

But where is the line, and how often has he crossed it? All four of the rivals named above have called the MotoGP legend out for going too far in the past, with Lorenzo the most recent to do so following the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.

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