I don't understand the word noob but i think Smith improved a lot and has potential, don't you think so?
When Dovi was at Tech3 i thought he was better than Critchlow, i would have liked to see him stay there.
JehovahsWitness: I didn't realise that, he seemed to be able to work well with Tech3 last year, and had some good races. In any case the chassis they had didn't help them much, and when they had the full specs, they still were having trouble.
Fact is, i haven't seen Yamaha with chassis issues of this amplitude for decades, the worst being (by memory) in 1992 when they wasted the development funds on providing engines to satellite teams and couldn't respond to the official team demands or when they changed rear suspension from the cantilever to monoshock.
2014 looks better though, even so they are struggling at this track, let's not forget that this is due more to this year tyres than the chassis itself, those who can cope with lower levels of grip are faster, but you also need the chassis to do that and the M1 is not the RC yet at this level.