Originally Posted by ErikY.
Zactly. And we've seen Nicky do it too as well as run up near the front just to see the tires come off the bike.
And Dovi this season. He can qualify up front, run with the leaders early on and then finish right next to Nicky at the end of the race.
There are some indications Nicky isn't too impressed with the progress, or lack thereof, with the "lab" bike.
I am not sure I believe that he is looking to leave, though.
I think I read on GP One, that next to Rossi, Nicky is the most popular rider in the paddock and a marketing goldmine. Not sure if that is true. Maybe Krop knows?