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September 8th, 2014, 05:13 AM   #1
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Edwards new Yamaha test rider

and Michelin developmental consultant. Anyone see a conflict of interest with an employee of one of the competing manufacturers and best friends of one of the competitors[ who rides for the same manufacturer] playing a pivotal role in the developing the tire that will be used in the championship


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The 40-year-old will now become test rider for Yamaha, with a specific role of developing the YZR-M1 around new Michelin tyres, which will be raced in MotoGP in 2016.

The experienced double World Superbike champion will also play a pivotal role in development of Michelin’s new spec tyres, though he will be contracted to Yamaha.
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Former factory Yamaha rider with experience on an M1 using Michelin tyres. Will be interesting to see how it goes.
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Does anyone else feel like Dorna had a hand in Edwards being a test rider for michelin tires?

Get a Yamaha guy testing the new control tires and being a yamaha test rider. Get the most advantage to Yamaha so it's not 14 wins a season for marc for the next 8 years.
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I think you guys are over thinking it.
It says he will help develop the M1 around the Michelin tires, not the reverse.
He's working for Yamaha, not Michelin
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The experienced double World Superbike champion will also play a pivotal role in development of Michelin’s new spec tyres,
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Does anyone else feel like Dorna had a hand in Edwards being a test rider for michelin tires?

Get a Yamaha guy testing the new control tires and being a yamaha test rider. Get the most advantage to Yamaha so it's not 14 wins a season for marc for the next 8 years.
Honda could persuade Michelin to hire a rider of their own with GP experience to develop their bike around the tyres or is it the other way around....

I wonder are there any other American gp riders or ex champions past their sell by date that ride or recently rode for Honda?
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Two threads I just read... why are you still taking swings at phantoms Migs?
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I expect there's a bit of favoritism there but then Dorna have favoured Honda for the last 20 years.

Tit for tat
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