Data sharing to return at Yamaha in 2011

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Yamaha will abolish its controversial ban on the sharing of data in its factory team for 2011.

There will be no technical secrets between Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies next season, with both open to check each other’s data.

At the request of Valentino Rossi, Yamaha instigated a ban on the sharing of data between the Italian and Lorenzo for 2010.

But Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis denied the policy would continue and he said: “I don’t see any need to restrict the sharing of data.

“I think a team is stronger if it shares its data and I’m sure we will have open data system next season.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt