Pretty obvious that Rossi development sense (qualified of outstandin by Yamaha themselves) my have had some serious weight, Crutchlow is not shining in ths area is he?
And NO Jarvis was proven wrong, whatever way you want to put it, Rossi still won in Assen, same when Spies won, they both were faster there than Lorenzo even during qualification.
Rossi have been consistantly faster during tests at Sepang, the only ones where lap times were really comparible.
As i already pointed out, his 19th race lap was faster than Lorenzo's warm up times after he spent qualifying focusing on race settyings and pace instead of grid position, last year Lorenzo race lap times were lower thasn that of Marquez.
Last year Rossi finished way off the first, six second behind, while this year he was on Marquez wheel starting from 10th on the grid.
I think the stories are different here, even so Quatar is still a track that suits Yamaha and not Rossi only.