Hammer & Butter..
Rossi is absolutely right..Lorenzo has been the most complete rider since 2010.
Honda spent a fortune 2011..putting 4 works bikes with seamless gearboxes on the grid to wrestle his championship title away with sheer force of spending resources..simply put, they bought the title by putting everyone else in a tecnological stranglehold with the final 800 RCV.
They had no option mind..as to go through the entire 800 era without a win, in a series THEY instigated to favour their golden boy little Dani Pedrosa, would have been hugely damaging and the equivilent of corporate suicide.
Jorge put up a one man fight in the face of adversity last year, after Yamaha gave him a bike that was within sniffing distance, and he managed to pull it off against the odds with a steely determination and by not loosing his head under pressure.
Not only is he devastatingly consistent, a must to win any championship under such circumstances, he has matured and rides with his brains. Winning races is all well and good but not crashing and making mistakes is even more important. Jorge proved this last year, looked at the opposition and managed the situation. He had all bases covered and was mentally immense in fighting a rearguard campaign, without any help from other Yamaha riders.
The House of Iwata have the perfect factory team this year..a blend of experience combining how to win titles without neccessarily having the fastest bike with two super quick, canny operators riding for them.
They'll take some stopping.