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Matthew Birt  says:

Jorge Lorenzo: No number one at Yamaha in 2013

Jorge Lorenzo has denied he will be Yamaha’s clear number one rider in 2013 with preferred treatment over rival Valentino Rossi.The Spaniard will renew hostilities with Rossi from inside Yamaha’s factory garage after the nine-times world champion penned a two-year deal to be back on a YZR-M1 next season.There has been plenty of debate in the paddock about how Rossi...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (29 August 2012 12:36)

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Mar 08

Posts: 315

vmax4steve says:


The press can only print what they're told, they haven't seen anyones contract. There is nothing in the above article that states clearly that both riders will be on the same bike, read between the lines. Lorenzo says that he never "felt" like a number two and doesn't "feel" like a number one. Likewise Jarvis is saying that both riders will have equal support, attention and availability of parts yet he doesn't say all parts. Wording is all in contract negotiations which is why you need a lawyer before you sign one.

I would say that Lorenzo got himself one for his 2010 contract negotiations. Yamaha saw Lorenzo as their immediate future with Rossi harping on about going car racing and gave him an equal machinery contract and for the first time at Yamaha Rossi didn't have a machinery advantage, got beat, spat his dummy and went walkies to Ducati amid a load of bravura and hype an got his arse kicked. What goes around comes around they say, but Rossi is a great rider, his record proves it, and if he doesn't give Lorenzo a good run next season then you can bet your arse that his bike isn't the same. He ain't over the hill at 34 and on the same bike should be good enough still to mount a serious challenge.

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Jun 10

Posts: 356

Lorenzo99 says:

Excuses ready

    I see the excuses are already prepared then.Rossi lost because his bike was inferiour.I thought that was this years excuss,but I supose it will be the same next year if he starts lossing to Jorge.

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Mar 10

Posts: 117

Adeninja says:


well they be both on the same bikes , so may the best rider win , ok they got beat the Honda first ,

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Jul 04

Posts: 13

davvers says:


Lorenzo & Rossi may be on the same bikes but Rossi will have the edge as he will have no problem with barging into anyone including his team mate whereas Lorenzo is a clean racer and almost always overtakes without touching.

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Jul 11

Posts: 86

Slorta says:


It will definatly be a great year next year. Would have even been better if Casey was still there but........

Just remember that on the Yamaha in 2010, Valentino didn't have a great year either. 2 wins ain't exactly setting the world on fire.  I'll bet he still has the skills to get in some wins in 2013 but perhaps he was on a downhill path before he switched camps to Ducati.  Hope it's not true but just a thought !

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Sep 12

Posts: 12

DemiT says:

Like Jorge.

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