Originally Posted by Motorcyclist
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.
When Rossi was with Yamaha the last time , the animosity in the pit was so bad the teams had to put up a wall between the two . Neither set of mechanic's were allowed to talk to the other side and info was closely held.
I'll bet this year it won't take long for that to happen again.
Remember, GP racing is not "club"racing , there are no friendships only us and them.