Published on 18 Nov 2008 by Toni M.
Jorge Lorenzo who partecipated in the Monza Rally Show this weekend driving a Fiat Punto Abarth S2000, declared that he doesn’t like the idea of the wall that divided the two Yamaha riders in 2008 will remain standing even in 2009.
The wall was imposed by Bridgestone and Michelin tire manufacturers to protect intellectual property and the swapping of key information, but next year with the one tire rule in place this would be unnecessary.
“ It’s Vale’s idea, not mine. Now that we have the same Bridgestone tires there’s no need to keep it, there are no secrets to keep. We’re a team. This is really a weakness on Rossi’s part, he’s won eight championships, six in the top class, I haven’t won any. I don’t understand him” said Lorenzo.
Valentino Rossi’s reply came almost immediately:: “In Yamaha there are two riders and both want to win the championship, the wall makes for a better harmony and if it worked this year, why change?” “Let’s do it this way, we’ll put the wall up only on my side and if he wants he can take down his” wisecracked the Italian.
A hundred and forty something days to the first season race and these two are already playing mind games.
Source | Gpone