MotoGP » Rossi: Good relationship with Lorenzo

"I didn't understand why Yamaha decided to put a strong rider like Lorenzo in my pit box. But Yamaha was right” - Valentino Rossi.

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Dr Thompson

July 11, 2013 9:59 PM

The one rider team has always been most productive, the championship remained so close because Rossi & Lorenzo took points off of each other. Without Rossi's leg break it would have been the same in 2010. No doubt it will be the same this year with Pedrosa & Marquez.

It was when Yamaha asked Rossi to take a pay cut in the interest of factory workers & then proceeded to up Lorenzo's wages that things fell apart. Elements within the team wanted Rossi out, now other elements wanted him back.


July 11, 2013 11:57 PM

@ Dr Thompson

People seem to forget the real reason #46 was so pissed off with Yamaha. It was them asking him, after 4 world titles for them, claiming poverty and asking him to take a pay cut, then finding out the money they cut was given to Jorge. Nothing against Jorge (he's ace) but that had to sting hard - what would you do at work in similar situation?

Go #46!


July 12, 2013 1:00 AM

Agree. Perhaps it's that Japanese honour-bound work ethic that demanded that the employee kowtow to the company, but it was a sly and underhanded move from Yamaha. Hey, any of us would be pissed if we were doing the job required then the company got greedy and decided they wanted more.... It's great to see a matured Rossi though, and I could respect why there was a mutual dislike of him by the more mature Biaggi in his earlier years.

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