Jorge Lorenzo’s crew chief enters secrecy debate

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Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha crew chief Ramon Forcada has stepped into the debate about the ban on information sharing between the Spaniard and team-mate Valentino Rossi in 2010.

Yamaha confirmed earlier this month at the opening test in Sepang that information would no longer be exchanged between reigning world champion Rossi and 2009 MotoGP runner-up Lorenzo.

The issue of information sharing between the two has always been a controversial subject, but Rossi insisted that the new policy would allow Lorenzo the opportunity to have more input into development of the factory YZR-M1 machine in the future.

But Forcada said only time would tell whether the everyman for himself policy would work as the new season fast approaches.

He said: “For the development of the bike it is not so good. When we were running with Michelin and Valentino with Bridgestone it was an obligation to split the data. But now it makes no sense and it is a step back in my opinion.

"We will continue making our job and trying to improve in our own way. At the end of the season we will know if the decision of Yamaha was good or not.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt