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@Nigel, Honda developed the RC211V. Riders provide input for mechanics/technicians so they can translate that to engineers. In 2002, Rossi stomped the competition because most people were still running 2-strokes (Yamaha) or shoddy attempts at 4-strokes (Kawasaki). It was all very sad. The Yamaha actually wasn't a dog of a bike. It came 2nd in the championship in 2003. The new incarnation of the M1 had already been developed by Yamaha and Furusawa (the real genius). So Rossi pretty much stepped into a winning combination with his own prowess, much like in his NSR500 days. You complain about others creating fallacies, yet you seem to do a good job of it yourself. When others receive relatively inferior equipment, by default, Rossi has the best. But this is all stuff 10 years ago. Rossi's time at Ducati is more relevant, I feel. Weight and tire changes were implemented to reduce the gap between the Ducatis and other factories for Rossi's sake and it still didn't help. His crash at L



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