Fanboyz never learn.
There are still those who CANT read English can they?
Bob Buttamasangy: Talking about education are we?
Austin is a track where Yamaha was struggling last year, this year the only one who is out of reach of the Yamaha is Marquez, and YES it is because HE can deal with the lack of grip other have to deal with on top of this track being a lot more suited to Honda characteristics.
If Yamaha hadn't pushed the M1 to use corner speed so extremely for the past 3 years, they wouldn't be so far behind especially with the 2014 tyres, they can't even use the 2013 to compete with the RCs on this track.
Lorenzo to Honda? LOL! He can't ride the Yamaha point and turn, how is he going to ride the RC without doing his flying Dutchman tricks on it like he was doing on the M1 in 2008?
So Lorenzo not being able to adapt to low grip is someone else fault? That's a rather retarded comment.
Massimo Meregalli - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Director:
“There is a gap to the front at the moment but we are honestly in a
better position than last year when we started here so I am confident we
can improve session by session, exactly as we did at the last round in
Qatar. Both riders performed well today, I believe Vale’s gap to the
front would have been smaller if he had been using a softer tyre but he
spent most of the second session working with the hardest option to see
what was possible. Jorge made a big improvement from the first session,
working as hard as possible despite still recovering from a flu virus.
We’re going to take today’s data now and work tonight to prepare the
next steps for tomorrow so we can take the set up a step further.”
In short: With or without his favourite tyres, Lorenzo is nowhere near Marquez who WON in Losail on the HARD tyres, but is also behind Rossi who was using the HARD as well.
The guys who can get use to a bike sliding and moving are faster, looks like the old "500" style is faster after all...