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Yamaha expects similar bike requests

Yamaha motor racing managing director, Lin Jarvis, believes that a strong showing by all four Yamaha riders at the first Sepang test signals another competitive year for the M1 – and means there is little chance of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo 'arguing' over bike development.

Reigning seven time MotoGP champion Rossi has steered the YZR-M1 project since his 2004 debut, but 2009 runner-up Lorenzo has been promised a bigger input in bike development this year to help support his own title aspirations.

As such, Crash.net asked Jarvis what will happen if Rossi and Lorenzo wanted to take development of the M1 in two different directions.

“All four bikes are pretty much identical at the moment and at the end of the first test of the year we've had Valentino in first, Jorge in third, Ben in fifth and Colin in seventh,” replied Jarvis, speaking before news of Lorenzo's hand injury in a motocross fall.

“That means the new bike is ok. That it is already 'set' and working well for four different riders with four different styles.

“So personally I expect that the requests for developments will be small deviations or nuances. I don't think anybody will request to totally re-engineer anything radical with the bike. So I'm not worried in that respect,” Jarvis concluded.

Lorenzo will miss the second Sepang test, which starts for MotoGP race riders tomorrow (Thursday), as a result of his hand injury.

The Spaniard could also be ruled out of the final pre-season test, at Qatar in mid-March.



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RawDawg

February 24, 2010 2:27 PM
Last Edited 2478 days ago

My memory is perfectly ok. I would think a guy who post under the name "stars and strips" who is not an American and that only post using that name to be aginst anything American no matter what is a tool. But I guess him being against anything American makes it ok. If my tag was "Union Jack" and I only used it to be Anti-British no matter the subject would you be ok with that? Of course not. I would be called worst. But no one ever takes offense to "stars and stripes" though.

RawDawg

February 24, 2010 1:39 PM
Last Edited 2478 days ago

acting like the usual tool huh stars? I'm sure you can read and "pretty much identical" isn't "exactly identical" and "at the moment" isn't the same as "all year". You know full well that Tech 3's bike won't be the same all year as the factory. If Jorge had to put it in his contract to have the same bike as Val it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a different team wouldn't have the same bike. And I'm not sure what's so "interesting" about him being a couple of seconds behind a multiple champion. But I guess you don't want him to be considered a "rookie" because he was the best of those and that's something you can't go on about.



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