If Cal had signed for 2 years when it was offered..Yamaha wouldn't have looked elsewhere for Pol.
Brad is on a tech3 contract. Pol has a Yamaha contract - like Spies - because they have a say in who is placed in Herve's team..just like Honda at LCR and Gresini.
Whatever you think..the satellite bikes are not upgraded, for good or bad, at the pace the factory bikes are.
Yamaha and Honda won't change this philosophy because they want their factory bikes winning titles for factory kudos..it would make them look silly if Tech3, LCR or Gresini beat them.
The factories use these teams as a potential stepping stone for riders, who prove themselves, to move into the works outfit.
Crutchlow, like Dovi last year, was in the frame for Spies' seat until Rossi signed.
They both got the hump. Dovi went to Ducati for a big payday. Cal would have gone if given the nod, but had to come back cap in hand after Bologna chose Andrea.
Why didn't he sign for 2 years then? Because he wanted Hayden's seat for 2014..and the money.
To be frank..Crutchlow messed Yamaha about, showing disloyalty and impatience.
They want to keep him but, on their terms, not his..and personally I don't think either Cal or his fans should be moaning as much as they are, given the above.
He's best off staying where he is, on a bike he knows within a team he knows, signing a 1 year contract for 2014 and continuing to put in performances that have to make Yamaha and Honda take him into consideration for next year's silly season when everybody else who matters are doing the same thing.
After all that's been said by him..is he man enough to swallow his pride and buckle down though?
If he goes to Ducati, fans will say he's a mercenary who sold his racing ambition down the river to the best bidder.
If he goes to Honda, they are not going to GURANTEE him a place in Repsol for 2015, over Pedrosa, on respective present form.
Stay wher you are, get your head down and put a sock in it.