I beg to differ about Pedrosa being a "spoiled brat". He comes from a very ordinary background and has through skill and very hard work got three titles and support from HRC.
The Hayden angle is because pedrosa is clearly more disliked at USA based internetforums than others that I visit regulary. I may be wrong but I think that plays a part in peoples view about Pedrosa.
US press is about as nationalist as spanish press when it comes to flagwaving riders. Look no further than Soup. They treated Hopkins like shit for years 'cause he had the audacity to consider himself half british (funny how having a dual citizenship leads people to believe that they're half what the other citizenship is eh?)
Hayden and Ben Boz are flagwaving captain america types, and the US press love them for that. KR jr had the good sense to keep his mouth shut and let his results do the talking, part of why I have so much respect for him, and hope that Ben Spies goes down that path, not the flagwaving "cheer for me 'cause of where I was born" path.
I'm fairly sure Gustav and I are on the same page on this issue.
I think his role within the HRC team is slightly exaggerated but on the other hand he has given HRC a lot of success.
As long as they get the results Puig wonīt care about any fans. He is in it for winning. As I said - he is not very likable but he gets results.
As a manager he did ok, as a rider he sucked the hind tit dry. There's been better influences in paddocks tho. I mean he's ok but he's no Rob Muzzy or KRsr (Think Malboro days, not Proton days, altho proton is still a testiment to what he could do with no budget other than his personal bank account.)
And finally I don't think it far fetched the guy had been lobbying a split garage for a long time now.
With the tire situation changing, I thought both Rossi & JLo would no longer be split up as last year...
It's not far fetched, and Rossi started lobbying for it as soon as he heard JL was his teammate (I don't blame him, I would too, either that or get Uccio to break his knees, Tonya Harting style.)
See my comment above regarding attitudes towards teammates in different locales.
he is the spanish phenom
watch the poles on motogp.com
he's far from the Spanish phenom, that title is reserved for another.