Yamaha Rumored to Part Ways with Lorenzo Because of His Attitude in the Rossi Case

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The Rossi-Marquez incident at Sepang is sending more shockwaves in the paddocks, as new footage emerges and the situation unfolds. The latest paddock rumor sees Yamaha not at all happy with the attitude and declarations of Jorge Lorenzo regarding the incident that involved Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez last Sunday at Sepang.
Jorge Lorenzo sided with Marc Marquez and HRC in claiming that the entire blame for the Honda rider's crash belongs to Rossi. Lorenzo left the podium as soon as the awards were handed and, in an unprecedented manner, simply refused to take part in the traditional champagne battle.

Making things even stranger, Lorenzo openly declared that Rossi's three-point penalty was too small, considering what he did. Yamaha's boss Lin Jarvis, whose declarations after the Race Direction decision and rejected appeal were as calm and moderate as they get, did not take kindly to JL99's belligerent mood.

Jorge Lorenzo's disrespectful discourse and attitude may cost him his job at Yamaha, rumor has it. Lin Jarvis would rather did not have JL99 involved in the fray.

Lorenzo's disrespectful words targeting Rossi are said to be yet another reason for the irritation of the Yamaha officials. Though unconfirmed, it appears that Yamaha is even considering no longer employing Jorge Lorenzo in 2016.

Meanwhile, the petition to change Valentino Rossi's penalty gathered north of 371,000 signatures at the time of writing, and the numbers are going up fast. Even though, at first, the Doctor declared that he believed that his presence in Valencia was no longer certain, Lin Jarvis confirmed that Rossi would make the trip to Spain and race in the final round of the 2015 MotoGP championship.

More footage from Sepang show how tense things were, and an unseen side of the Malaysian MotoGP weekend

Videos that haven't been on the front page of media outlets surface and provide a bigger (if not better) picture of what happened in Sepang last Sunday. One of these videos shows Maurizio Vitali of Dainese/AGV, and Rossi's right hand and close friend, entering Marc Marquez' box as he returned after the crash.

Most likely, Vitali was going to demand some explanations from MM93, even though he was in no position to do so. He is blocked by Marc's brother Alex.

The other video shows Cesarino "Rino" Salucci, the long-time president of Rossi's fan club and father to Ucci, the Doctor's best friend, losing his temper and being calmed down by Sepang marshals. Reportedly, there had also been fans shouting abuse around the Repsol Honda box when Marquez, Shuhei Nakamoto and team boss Livio Suppo appeared.

Apparently, Honda's Emilio Alzamora has admitted that Marquez blames Rossi for him losing any chances to win the 2015 crown and is holding a bitter grudge on the Italian.

It's hard to say if the petition will change anything, but one thing is certain: 2015 has a most tense final round and Valencia will be an insane race.

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