Absolute BS as usual. Rossi was known from the 500 cc era as being able to turn the bike on the brakes and gas, the total opposite of carrying corner speed and the total opposite chassis and setting.
You know so little about bikes, you can't even comprehend what chassis difference it takes to achieve both.
davefinnerty: Lorenzo took advantage of the progress made by the tyres from 2008, but he never was able to hack it on the gas from 2008, spend more time over the handle bars in 2008 than on the podium, went to Roberts for this very reasons, never translated this training to the M1 since.
Result? Today he is in trouble because the M1 set for him carries too much weight on the rear, can't allow him to brake hard (heat build up), can't slide on the gas without twisting itself to knots (wheel base plus weight distribution and intertia).
All he's got is the 250 style corner speed but there is nothing else in his style that can help him go fast, not Rossi case, he always was able to slide the bikes in and out and won enough 500 gp to make this point including a title.
Being smooth doesn''t mean riding like a 250 cc rider, Lawson was a dirt tracker, not Lorenzo, Kosinski and Cadalora were smooth they never won a 500 cc title either, same for Biaggi also 250 cc style.
It's the throtle control which makes the difference when the tyres slides and Lorenzo never developed the right skills, he even had Yamaha develop the M1 for the opposite style.
So you guys are welcome to stop trying to rewrite every book in the history of Moto GP. Cheers.
ps here in Britain i did courier my Yamaha 850 TRX, in the wet, i was able to go 360 around a roundabout in the p1ss1ng rain sideways, thanks to good engine control, frame geometry and a little training, on a 550 Kawasaki GT the engine would spin out of control because of the engine characteristics, that's the same between a 500 cc and a 4 stroke of today in GP.
So don't you guys tell me about smooth and sliding the bike, my style is based around smoothnes and managing weight transfer, traction control makes the bikes a lot easier to ride, skills matters a lot less and when the condition are slipery it shows.