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Matthew Birt  says:

Yamaha confirms Valentino Rossi's crew to return in 2013

Yamaha today confirmed to MCN at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia that all of Valentino Rossi’s technical crew, led by Australian chief engineer Jerry Burgess, will be back with the Japanese factory next season. In a move widely expected since Rossi confirmed his return to Yamaha in the summer break back in August, the 33-year-old’s crew all signed two-year deals to...

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Jul 12

Posts: 3045

wosihound says:

As expected.. all bar a few bleeding orange hearts.

Hoping against hope Yamaha would neuter Rossi's chances next year by blocking the move.

That crew helped lift Yamaha from the doldrums of 2003. Their input into the bike Lorenzo rides, still has their stamp running through it's DNA. Even Jarvis understands this and is not stupid or petty minded enough to enforce Rossi using another's family.

Another nail in the coffin of credibility for those wishing ill next year to Bulto & Nostro? hahaha..

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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

As expected when Rossi announced his return to Yamaha the crew would follow him.

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Jul 09

Posts: 277

AdieMonk says:

slightly off topic, but... it bad news for Spies that he is taking his crew with him to Ducati?  It certainly didn't work out well for him at Yamaha this year, although not all of his poor results have been down to his crew.


I hope his fortunes turn around when he joins Ducati, in the opposite way that Rossi's fortunes turned around when he joined Ducati!

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Dec 09

Posts: 2491

supermario says:

Ha ha

nice post Wosi. How many nails is that now? That coffin must be more metal than wood!

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Oct 12

Posts: 294

Jarvis said Yamaha had not insisted on keeping any of the crew currently working with Ben Spies

Golly gosh - I wonder why?

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Apr 11

Posts: 3341

Bultoboy says:

Now then Wosi, soft lad

Nothing shocking about this news. Up until now Burgess had not said he was going that's all, his last quote was he'd have to think about it if asked. So now he has been, he did and he is. Simple.

It would have been interesting to see how Rossi would have got on with the existing crew as it would have served as a fairly direct comparison to Spies this year - rider or crew. Be interesting purely to see how he would have got on with a different crew. However, not to be.

Couldn't agree more about their DNA running through the M1 though

Did   Naff   All

Barros asked for the soft, smooth power delivery and Mr F came up with the latest strain of Yamaha chassis DNA - nimble and sweet handling

The perfect combination awaited his arrival in 2004.

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

nice wosi

It will be great to have rossi competitive again next year, and it would be silly for yam to jump in for a dime but not a dollar. Why bother hiring rossi back and then neutering him as you say. Everyone that rossi, yamaha and jorge want to see if rossi still has it, and no one wants any question marks. If you are going to give rossi another chance, give him a true chance, not a half chance. That way also there are no excuses either, but rossi has shown in the past that he can deliver when he is given his specific needs, and as nine times world champ he deserves that privelage

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Apr 11

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Bultoboy says:

Why bother hiring rossi back and then neutering him as you say.

Are you saying then, that he can't do it without Burgess?

For me, that's where the interest would have been. I'd be surprised if he couldn't. The bike is competitive, any crew at that standard are able to set a bike up to a rider's feedback surely?

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May 12

Posts: 980

cornbowl says:

Rossi & Co

Rossi, Burgess and his team plus the M1 = Synergy, and Yamaha know that.  

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Oct 10

Posts: 428

racingfan99 says:

Great for both Rossi and Yamaha but pretty bad for Ducati. They have lost the most experienced crew in the paddock - and they need them.

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