Perhaps you're right but I didn't think it was simply having enough money. It also depends if there's any animosity towards Rossi from when he went to Yamaha. I didn't think it was done on the best terms but that may be just heresay.
It'd be great if Hayden can keep it at the front but unfortunately it's only FP1....
Waited for the end of FP2 before posting and he's not doing to bad - over half a second on Rossi but who knows what sort of permutations they're trying now.
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5 LORENZO J.Yamaha Factory Racing+0.520
6 HAYDEN N.Ducati Team+0.591
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8 ROSSI V.Ducati Team+1.185
9 BARBERA H.Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP+1.265
10 EDWARDS C.Monster Yamaha Tech 3+1.286
11 BAUTISTA A.Rizla Suzuki MotoGP+1.307
12 DE PUNIET R.Pramac Racing Team+1.584
13 CRUTCHLOW C.Monster Yamaha Tech 3+1.589