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One of the main reasons Yamaha signed Rossi & Burgess, was their proven technical ability.
Yamaha were concerned about the lack of clear, precise feedback they'd received from Jorge..& Spies and the technical advantages Honda have. I mean..after 5 and a half years, is it likely that Pedrosa suddenly got better?
Since Rossi left at the end of 2010, Yamaha have won just 11 races out of a possible 39.
Crutchlow has said nobody can ride the bike like Lorenzo without falling off..Spies said he couldn't adapt his style to suit the M1.
Jorge has a unique, high corner speed style and is a great rider but even Forcada has said he is weak technically.
It's a very good bike, don't get me wrong..but it's not on the same page as the RCV.
Lorenzo's little outburst after Jerez criticising the machine, must have confirmed the factories doubts.
Furusawa will be floating about behind the scene and you can guess who he'll be talking to eh?...expect bike development to start ramping up and, now that initial due deference has been paid to the WC, the Yellow side of that garage to start making inroads into Honda's clear superiority.
Not a popular opinion amongst the lemming-like Orange trolls I accept..but HEY, get used to it Suckers.
Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing
a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again..