No room at the Inn..
It seems decisions to prematurely sign Bradley on a cast iron 2 year deal, alongside that of Crutchlow himself to only sign for one-year last season, are coming home to roost..there's simply no room for Cal at Yamaha.
I don't think Yamaha are going to supply a 5th bike, even if they could persuade Carmelo to backtrack on his 4 prototype maximum for each manufacturer rule.
Will Monster stump up tens of millions to create a new 1 man team for The Brit..without a win?
Are Iwata quietly hoping someone else will take Crutchlow off their hands..still angry with his propensity to blurt everything to the press telling everyone how much he deserves stuff, which shows no sign of changing?
Do the Japs feel let down by Cal's disloyalty, being so bullish about going to Ducati until it blew up in his face, last year?
There is only Haydens seat up for grabs, by the look..unless Ducati dump Spies and run a 3 bike Marlboro works team.
Nicky is well thought of, wants to stay and complete the job he's been in on from the start and gives the factory good exposure in America. Off the bike he plays the company PR game with a straight bat..a safe pair of hands as they say.
Have Cal Crutchlow's antics really got the people who matter on his side?..or are they laughing at him, rather than with him?