Style and substance..
Nah..Rossi rides a lot looser, a legacy of years on a 500/990. Last of the late brakers..smoking tyres into and out of the corner. Jorge is the spitting image of good buddy Max.
Val's heavier and the 20 litres will hurt him more than most. Technically Yamaha are clearly struggling to keep up.
They have no option engineering-wise but to continue with an under powered bike, struggling to make fuel and engines last, making the most of Lorenzo's unique style.
Will the bike be competitive enough to make Jorge stay though?..or will we see Yamaha cosying up with Ducati to get The Open Class rules pushed through, firm in the belief that present 'Factory limits' favour HRC too much?
How many all RCV podium will we see this year, I wonder..
Didn't see Casey doing much dominating on the bike he left Rossi, during the important part of his final season there?
Truth is..that bike went backwards from the end of 2007. It needed a radical revamp in 2011..and it still needs one today in 2014.
Have you seen Rossi on a dirt-tracker at his ranch?..a proper test, not a piddly school boy indoor circuit?
I don't think Marc holds many fears for Val in that department.