I got it for a while now, thanks, since it is known that the 2011 M1 was upgraded after the Yamaha tests at Estoril MAY 2011. racingaddict.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/yamaha-satisfied-with-estoril-test-motogp/
For those who haven't figured it out, Lorenzo and Zeelenberg input was not the most technical, and what Rossi and Burgess have done was to assess issues even Lorenzo was complaining about, mainly braking and turning-in.
So Lorenzo being No1 is not the issue here, the issue is the direction Yamaha have taken with chassis development from May 2011 and the FACT that they reverse course for 2014 after Rossi and Burgess work in 2013.
These issues are related to wheel base and weight distribution; you CAN'T have both a good braking and turning bike (like the RC) and the 2011/13 geometry/weight distribution, it is a mechanical and physics issues, the question of compromise is another matter, if the bike suited Lorenzo, he still was a lot slower in most partials than Marquez was in 2013 and the bike was near unridable for other riders as a result of its development.
In 2011 Lorenzo did not have the right level of confidence for corner entry, the answer to that was the introduction of a longer swing arm, it did help one way but on the other hand made the bike near unradable for Spies, to the exeption of Assen which is a track where braking and rear traction issues are not so highlited.
From Assen the whole of the forks internal were reworked to help, Rossi won there but still had the same front grip issues at other tracks later on, this year the chassis has revised geometry and weight distribution as seen from the 2014 prototype roll out, they apparently worked the rigidity as well.
Bultoboy: Anyone is not necessarily keeping themselves in the total ignorance, and Espargaro even if he have to adapt to a 2013 chassis doesn't ride the bike in the Marsh 2013 version, that's the second time you try to imply there was no changes made to the bike from season start, typical troll.
As for his style he is using the front brake a lot more than Lorenzo, just as Rossi does, and oh, i nearly forgot, he is used to slide the bike in and out of corners.
Pol Espargaro - 2013 Moto2™ World Champion MotoGP MotoGP