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Simple economics and the proof that the factories are ONLY in MotoGP for the business returns - they have NO interest in SPORT or the 'fans' - only if they are customers. This is why I keep bashing on that factory heavy influence over MotoGP rules is a bad thing.
Yamaha needs their vast expenditure in MotoGP to result in Sales to cover it - & the simple fact is that the growth markets aren't in Europe, so they want & need to develop a relationship and get some brand loyalty in the Asian markets. So they want MotoGP to showcase their Brand and attract new customers.
Big business is always going to chase the money - first, foremost and ALWAYS. That's why it was in Europe in the 1st place (& why the Japanese factories wanted to be in it) - now there's better pickings elsewhere.
No-one can really be surprised by this, can they? Prepare to watch Europe (& the USA?) become marginalised & secondary as MotoGP's controllers chase the developing market dollar and market share.