‘We don’t need to shake the hand. We don’t have any problem’ – Valentino Rossi, Misano MotoGP.

UPDATE: Rossi later told Italian media:

“I felt sorry for this situation, it seemed to me like the Blues Brothers scene when John Belushi enters the church and sees the light, perhaps it is due to Marc’s meeting with the Pope… I’m sorry, but I can decide what to do. At the end of the day, our personal relationship is not important, it only concerns us. We are two riders, let’s race together, the important thing is to be calm and do our job well. Everything else is a waste of time, even just talking about it…

“It’s not written anywhere that we should go out to dinner.”