If true, why only 2 yrs? Doesn't seem as much of a commitment from Yamaha esp. when Rossi goes in 2yrs. Again poor succession planning from Yamaha, not making a commitment. I expect this from Honda, not Yamaha; they usually plan their future re riders better. If a 2 yr deal and Dani was an option I could see Dani passing to stay at Honda. The Yamaha while no doubt attractive has the smell of no option for #1 if JLo, the world champ, couldn't get that treatment there.
Reminds me of Suzuki's last days in 500GP/MGP where they could trace challenges with development to poor decisions on riders who lacked GP development chops. It smacked of poor planning by Suzuki overall in their rider development/succession program until they were scrambling for talent.
I'm certainly not saying Yamaha is where Suzuki was but where are they inside 2 yrs when rossi goes and MV is on the market? Right where they are today, scrambling. They should have locked MV down to a longer term contract with a clear direction that he is their future and build the team around him going forward - passing the torch from rossi to him in rossi's remaining GP time frame (1-2 yrs), then bring in another rider to replace rossi on a 2 yr term, staggering the contract melee they got themselves into with JLO & rossi.
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