Originally Posted by Skowinski
I seem to recall hearing something like that also... but it's really difficult to understand why a team/manufacturer would not allow a rider to set the bike up as needed as far as control position goes. How could anyone but the rider possibly know what positions are best?
And Hayden in 7th qualifying and only ~1 second behind pole with that hand on that bike, that's really pushing to make it happen. Respect, that guy works hard.
At the time Nicky was riding for Honda their attitude was that the bike mattered more than the rider. It was one of the reasons that Rossi went to Yamaha back then.
Nick has always had a good work ethic. He knows what it's like to wash cars all day at Earls.