You're making this hard work and causing the very point you said should be dropped to be laboured.
Hedgehog's summed it up for you.
You asked in an ealier post why I mentioned the 2004 M1 again. I said it was to illustrate a point in contractiction of someone else's somehat inaccurate claim. Then you make the following statement
Is it just a coincidence then that the Yamaha improved since Rossi joined them?
Why did Biaggi not stay with Yam and win on it then?
Because as you well know, Furusawa redesigned the bike - completely - for 2004. Before Rossi had even seen it. Biaggi wanted a Honda as it was the best bike at the time he was throwing a tantrum asking for one. No argument there and irrelevant anyway to M1 development. As for Biaggi, I've said before Rossi was a better rider in my opnion. Biaggi would have gone well on the 2004 M1 had he stayed but beaten Rossi to the title? Doubt it. Would have been an interesting season though... I think they'd have had a seperate pit block, never mind a wall.
People keep repeating this 'Rossi develops a bike that anyone can ride' notion. You know as well as everyone else how competitive he is, how big his ego is. Do you honestly think he is going to do anything for any rider other than himself when suggesting a direction for bike development. You can just imagine it - Oh hang on Furu, that works for me but Colin looks to be struggling, he was going better before we changed that, so change it back again.
I agree, Edwards isn't better than Rossi, but in races Rossi didn't win, or crashed out of, Edwards didn't win either. But everyone says what an excellent bike Rossi developed that anyone could win on....
All I'm saying is some people make these claims with not a single fact to back them up.