Originally Posted by Pecha72
JB was willing to retire a few years ago already, maybe he is actually past his prime? Not saying he's the one, who has prevented VR to do better, and I know he used to be a champion maker, but who knows, a new approach might be a good thing for Vale's side of the team.
I think it was both of them not believing too much in each other which could have led to the split. JB didnt/doesnt think Rossi has it left, and Rossi couldnt have been happy with JB when they were at Ducati...Rossi is very calculating and his decision wasnt made over night (at least i dont think). I hope Rossi whens some more races and would love to see him get one more title, if he doesnt he would still be the best to ever do it in my opinion