Originally Posted by Moronic
Might any difference between the factory and satellite Yamahas not be down to resources: the factory team is developing the bike from the feedback of Lorenzo and to a lesser extent Rossi, and chooses not to spread its efforts so far as to give new parts to Crutchlow for testing.
So, on a factory team, it would not be so much that Crutchlow's bike was better, but that he would have more of a say in developing it.
This. Even Poncheral has stated that Crutchlow's equipment is top shelf and equivalent. Underdog-champions apparently prefer not to accept his word.
But if there was a preference that Cal believed would make HIM faster, Yamaha are not going to focus development on it - they advance for the fastest guy: Lorenzo.