Rossi said Moto2 rider, Luis Salom’s tragic death, had make him it was time to rebuild good relationships.
“When these things happen, all the rest becomes not very important and very small. I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said.
“We need to stay quiet and stay relaxed because it is a great sport, it is our passion, but it is also dangerous.
“So a normal behaviour and normal feeling with the other riders is also helpful for staying more quiet and more concentrated.”
When the media asked directly if he now felt his relationship with Marquez was better, Rossi replied “yes” and the Spaniard responded by placing his hand on his rival’s shoulder.