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The comment about "we must we must re-create the group that we organised in 2004" concerns me. I am sure you all think I read way to far into these things, but in all the years I have been following GP I have learned a few things. When I hear riders (particulary past champions) that talk about "going back to the way things were" rather it be team structure or the front forks they ran on the last title winning bike they had, I see bad things coming around the corner. They say that breast implants are one more step towards divorce, I think this kind of thought process is the next step towards retirement. I like the fact that Rossi is flipping the tumblers with the change to Bridgestone because that seems like a way to move forword and create a sucessful combination. I don't like when they start talking about the past.

That's just my :2cents: TIOLI



Rossi wants Yamaha boss at more races

By Michele Lostia and Glenn Freeman Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 11:31 GMT


Valentino Rossi has asked the boss of Yamaha's MotoGP project to attend more races next year.

Masao Furosawa's role with the manufacturer for the past two years has led him to be more involved in more aspects of the company, preventing him from fulfilling the same role that he had during Rossi's title-winning years with Yamaha.

"I have asked him to come back to the races," Rossi was quoted as saying by Italian magazine Motosprint. "He and I have a great relationship.

"I told him we must re-create the group that we organised in 2004. We must work together more."

Rossi believes that Yamaha's only chance of winning the MotoGP title again is to bring Furosawa back into a more specific role with the project.

"He knows how to motivate the group, he knows how to obtain what he wants because he is very powerful," the Italian added.

"We need an engine with more horsepower and we must develop it well, with the aid of the racing department. Only Furosawa can give us a hand."

Rossi won back-to-back titles with Yamaha after he joined them in 2004, but in the past two seasons he has finished second and third respectively in the standings.
 

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.... They say that breast implants are one more step towards divorce, I think this kind of thought process is the next step towards retirement. ....
I like breasts. :1pimp :blue-girl-honda:
 
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For me, Rossi is fueld by determination...I think he only had so much self-determination in the tank and now relies on motiviation from else where to become the fierce competitor that he is. A few years back when all the talk of early retirement, F1 and Rally cars was a hot topic he was dominant...obliterating everyone. He then needed new motiviation, and so switched to Yamaha...and won. Last year he was beaten by Nicky, due in large part to simply being outperformed. This season, I beleive, was different...I think he rode for the most part to the utmost of his ability and the machine and tires limited his success...for the first time he was not able to overcome inferior or problematic equipment to win! As such, I chalk this more up to frustration on his part more than anything else. I think we see a return to greatness from both HRC (both factory riders) and Vale next season. IMO, it's those three up front all year long, peppered with Stoner victories as well.
 

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Good insight Cwreck... I mean CerkMX. :D:

It also sounds like the team itself is having some motivational issues and development is not on pace. Bringing the big guy back may get things moving with some urgency.

The right motivator / leadership can make a huge difference.
 

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Good insight Cwreck... I mean CerkMX. :D:

It also sounds like the team itself is having some motivational issues and development is not on pace. Bringing the big guy back may get things moving with some urgency.

The right motivator / leadership can make a huge difference.
Bitch...:laughing

I'm almost off these damn crutches my man!
 

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I think this has more to do with what worked well for "the team" when Rossi first went to Yamaha. A large part of his decision was based on the involvement the rider played in team something that he wasn't happy with when he was with Honda. Honda's approach was more we build the bike and any rider can just make it go around the track, we don't need feedback on the development our engineers know what they're doing. Where from what I've read of his autobiography Rossi really liked the Yamaha approach, and I think it's probably just a situation where they worked well as a team when he first went to Yamaha, then after being there and winning for them his first year with them, maybe the structure of the team and Yamaha's involved relaxed a bit, because it seemed to be "under control" now there needs to be that same effort put back in for the team to get back on top this isn't just Rossi keep in mind I'm sure Yamaha would like to also get back to winning championships.

Just my opinion though, and my comments about him are all just based on what was in his autobiography, who knows the real deal I don't have his mobile number to give him a call and see what he's really thinking. :laughing
 

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I think this has more to do with what worked well for "the team" when Rossi first went to Yamaha. A large part of his decision was based on the involvement the rider played in team something that he wasn't happy with when he was with Honda. Honda's approach was more we build the bike and any rider can just make it go around the track, we don't need feedback on the development our engineers know what they're doing. Where from what I've read of his autobiography Rossi really liked the Yamaha approach, and I think it's probably just a situation where they worked well as a team when he first went to Yamaha, then after being there and winning for them his first year with them, maybe the structure of the team and Yamaha's involved relaxed a bit, because it seemed to be "under control" now there needs to be that same effort put back in for the team to get back on top this isn't just Rossi keep in mind I'm sure Yamaha would like to also get back to winning championships.

Just my opinion though, and my comments about him are all just based on what was in his autobiography, who knows the real deal I don't have his mobile number to give him a call and see what he's really thinking. :laughing
Keep in mind that that book was written at the time of the switch, so it's a bit biased towards a positive lean on the transfer to Yamaha. Rossi and Burgess were beloved by Honda for their ability to translate on track issues to work room fixes...in other words, they are a fantastic developmental team. Make no mistake, Honda wants to win and to win you must have a rider that can develop a bike from design to on track weapon. No one at present is better at that than Mr. Rossi.

Sorry buddy but it looks like that one might stick :nutkick:

It's all in good fun though :puff_pass:
Better than some from grade school:laughing
 
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