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Biaggi and Rossi feud resurfaces in trophy row

Biaggi and Rossi feud resurfaces in trophy row

Biaggi and Rossi feud resurfaces in trophy row

Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi's intense rivalry is back on the boil, with the tension between the two riders already starting to show just four days after Biaggi moved to within one point of his great rival's title lead at the Sachsenring on Sunday.

The atmosphere was tense at the pre-event press conference for the Cinzano British Grand Prix and the atmosphere turned even more hostile when the two riders were asked if they had exchanged trophies after last year's late decision to punish Rossi with a ten second penalty for overtaking under a yellow flag, with Biaggi being awarded victory after the podium ceremony.

"I'm waiting for this... still waiting," revealed Biaggi.

"It is still in my house," added Rossi with a smile.

"Soon I will take it back and give him second," concluded Biaggi.

The pair were then asked if the championship would be decided in the final round, with Biaggi commenting: "Maybe, yeah… I think so. I think it may be the last race. I hope so because it will be interesting and it will be full of much more people than before."

Rossi agreed with his compatriot, but was quick to remember another title contender not at the press conference but still very much in with a shout on the destiny of the big prize. "I think it's possible because after eight races there is just one point so maybe we arrive to fight the championship in Valencia. Maybe also together with Sete."

Watch the press conference in full, with Nicky Hayden and Neil Hodgson also starring, by clicking the video link at the top of the page.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, CINZANO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Max Biaggi, Valentino Rossi

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