Rossi Unfazed by Briatore Comments

Valentino Rossi has opted to steer clear of getting embroiled in a war of words with Flavio Briatore after he was accused of behaving like a 'kindergarten kid' in MotoGP

Briatore was furious about comments Rossi made, claiming that the Renault boss was 'afraid' of a big star like Rossi making the switch from motorbikes to Formula One.

But speaking at this weekend's Malaysian MotoGP, Rossi said he was not interested in making any major reaction to Briatore's statements.

"I don't really want to know what Briatore said," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I don't think he and I could ever get on with each other and luckily I have much more important things to do than read what Briatore says about me.

"I have to win a championship and I have my problems. I congratulate him anyway and happy wishes to Fernando Alonso, who's been the best.

"I don't know what [Briatore] said, I don't want to read it. But I let you and the people who understand racing say what they think about it. And in any case I had fun in kindergarten."

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