Yeah..I read that Nostro and on face value - which is how you like to look at most stuff - it could appear to be a bit of a U-turn.
The fact remains however, all the riders voted for the introduction of the new tyres and were happy with the evolution variants, barring Repsol..who were pissed because they had their noses put out of joint with the extra 4kg as well.
In 2011, Casey himself got well and truly stuck into Bridgestone over the cold temp. crashes and general decline in performance since the custom tyres he rode on 2007/8. They got what they asked for.
Now..I realise this topic is close to your heart and like most other things, you like to blame Rossi.
You've told porkies here, and made a mountain out of a molehill, by stating Rossi had private tests on the tyres before anyone else and Bridgestone and Carmello were seeking his approval before their introduction.
Highly questionable and lacking credibility to say the least.
Why would you expect to hear "Boo" from Rossi? Presumably, he voted to kick out the old tyres along with everyone else.
2012 the bikes went to more powerful, torquey litre capacity. Bridgestone had to introduce a new family of tyre with a different construction.
Nobody else, apart from Repsol, complained about the negative affect?
And if you think Stoner 'picking' fault, now that the bikes are heavier again, proves he's a development genius and Rossi hasn't got a clue..you're dumber and more desperate than I thought.