MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha


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The following is an excerpt from another web site. The racing division of Yamaha didn't want Rossi back on the team in 2013, according to former Yamaha Racing engineering guru Masao Furusawa. But the suits in the marketing and PR departments drooled over the commercial possibilities of his return, and as Randy Newman famously sang in 1988, "It's Money That Matters." "Given the doubts of the racing department, the marketing and communication of Yamaha became the greatest champion of Valentino's return," Furusawa said in an interview to a Spanish magazine. Makes all the haters banging on American riders for their passports and "money" hypocrites. lol



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