Originally Posted by mike54
So let's pretend this
is true. Does this mean that Rossi may not get full co-operation from the Yamaha racing division? Like maybe some parts are only available to Lorenzo? That could mean they aren't on equal footing and Val has a reason why Lorenzo is ahead of him.
Maybe if Lorenzo was more marketable he wouldn't have accept Rossi on his team next year. Lornezo needs to work on looking more excited when he wins maybe?
Thanks for that link. I just can't believe Lorenzo had much of a say in who his teammate would be. I recall reading that Rossi was vehemently opposed to Lorenzo joining the team, yet even he in his prime couldn't veto the management's decision. Based on that fact, I doubt Lorenzo would have much influence over that decision this time around.
Rossi didn't seem to leave Yamaha on bad terms, so it is surprising that the racing guys are opposed to him. But maybe their desire for youth and exuberance trumps age and experience at this time.
And congrats David, you deserve all the recognition that comes your way.