Rossi: It will take months to recover from MotoGP title loss


Valentino Rossi believes it will take him months to recover from missing out on the 2015 MotoGP title to Movistar Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.

The Italian led the standings going into the final race at Valencia but was forced to start from the back of the grid after being penalised for an on-track clash with Marc Marquez in the previous race in Malaysia.

Rossi's fourth-place finish was not enough to stop Lorenzo claiming the championship, and he does not expect to move on from the disappointment any time soon.

"Honestly, after the race it hurt, but it's a different situation as there is lots of adrenaline," he said. "On Monday, it was tough. It was quite a struggle.

"[Now] it has got a bit better, but it's something that will take months to - not forget it, because I'll never forget it - but to come to terms with."

Rossi criticised Honda's decision to postpone a press conference in which they were set to show data that proved Marquez's crash had been caused by the Italian's interference.

"I'm curious to see Honda's telemetry. Oh, they haven't shown it? Strange!" he added.

"I'd like to figure out how they think they can demonstrate through telemetry that I had kicked him. It's something you should ask them."