Shaping up like 2012
George vs a pair of Honda aces in the form of Dani and Marc. A dearth of backup in the heat of battle from his illustrious team mate is something he is going to have to deal with Spartanlike and he probably will.
Hugs,old Rossi could have stayed with Ducati this year too and received much support from Audi, aboard the bike he had a huge hand in changing. It was generally the fastest straight line tool in the paddock last year,no matter the rest. Of course Honda and Suppo would not have countenanced a Rossi/HRC return.
They witnessed the mileage he gained for Ducati on an L-4,like theirs,Honda's that is.
Can't have your cake and eat it, now can you? Quit moaning about a miniscule Honda L-4 grunt advantage. Rossi got his Dorna tool of the trade back as he demanded, along with tyres he wanted.
Lets see what the carpenter conjures up with the tools of his choice in Le Mans.
See the worry on everyones face in the paddock next weekend. I'll reserve judgement on Rossi's return until post Mugello. If he can't win in Mugello this year,well,hardly likely his 2013 signing will be considered a smart move outside shrewd Dorna marketing necessity. Meanwhile the battle rages between the Spaniards and a rampant Crutchlow that needs just 1/10th of the blessings the GP gods bestowed upon Rossi in one season of any.