This bloke knows how to handle rivalries and off track skirmishes better than most. Puts them in their respective places without the BS. Like with Dani,Dovi and Casey, Casey and Marco. Capirex and Casey. He has the capacity to sit each rider on one of his knees and force them to get on with the job in the interests of the bigger picture,without malice clouding their judgement on race day. No bloody wonder HRC scooped him up at their earliest convenience. Florence wanted him(Suppo),Stoner and Tardozzi gone prior to signing for Ducati early 2010. Suppo would have given him a fair hand and naught more,which would have been problematic. Suppo left amicably and laid the groundwork for the HRC 800 final season title. Foundations cast in mid 2009.
I don't see any Dani/Marc issues affecting the HRC assault no matter what happens on track. Should one have a bummer and have to sit out a few races, the factory fallout will simply drift towards Bradl and Bautista in that interim period.
Lin Jarvis has not got anywhere near Shuhei/ Livio's skill in this area. If he did,Rossi would never have left for Ducati in the first place.
Anyway,times running out. Permutations and solutions quick time. Yamaha have not covered bases in terms of rider depth,contractually. HRC have, and Ducati seemed to have learned something in this regard.
Formidable lineups in terms of Yamaha vs HRC and Spaniards. Lorenzo/Forcada/Zeelenberg, Pedrosa/Marquez.. Hell, I forget Alberto Puig for a moment. Much more intriguieng is Christian Gabarini and Santi Hernandez.
Marquez 'bent' is so Stoner, Gabarini has all the data needed to set up quick per circuit.
Ducati. mmm... Someone suggested when you are rock bottom,there is only one place left and that's up.