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Edwards, Toseland to have divided pit.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 is to follow in the footsteps of the Fiat Yamaha Team by erecting a wall to physically divide its two riders during the 2009 MotoGP season.

Factory Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo ran a divided pit last year due to their different tyre brands, with reigning champion Rossi then requesting that the wall remains in place for this year - despite all riders now being on Bridgestone tyres.

The official reason for the Fiat Yamaha wall is so that both riders can focus on their own world title hopes, but the new Tech 3 wall seems to be in direct response to the breakdown in communication between team-mates Colin Edwards and James Toseland.

Edwards has not spoken to Toseland since the Texan's 2008 race engineer, Gary Reinders, made the winter switch to Toseland's side of the garage.

Edwards is now working with the Englishman's former crew chief Guy Coulon and has publically stated his delight at outpacing Toseland during 2009 testing.

The final 2009 pre-season test, at Jerez, takes place on Saturday and Sunday.


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March 27, 2009 12:13 PM

JT win or go home: Poncharal was full of praise for Edwards: "Colin has great technical feel. He immediately got to grips with the Bridgestones, something which wasn't self-evident. Look at Lorenzo, it took him two days to start to match his times." On Toseland, Poncharal was a good deal more downbeat: "James has everything he asked for. We have given him perfect conditions for him to succeed. We now expect him to run with the other Yamaha riders. The only person who holds the key to his lack of performance is James himself."



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