Tourn46 wrote: The more he kicks up a stink, the better in my opinion.
Isnt it classier to do that face to face with those whom you have a business agreement?
Rossi is bound by contract (and paid handsomely) to publicly represent the brand and the sponsors in a positive way. He is a paid public spokesman FOR
the brand, in addition to his racing duties.
If Ducati have been unable, despite their appearent willingness to try, to provide Rossi with a bike that he likes, he should just ride it to the best of his abilities and move on after the season. During which time he should keep his head down and his mouth shut. You dont slam a partner who is TRYING but coming up short.
If Ducati are deliberately (doesnt make much sense though, does it?) NOT providing Rossi with what he is asking for, He should keep his head down and his mouth shut during the rest of the season and then move on. AFTER that, airing the dirty laundry would be acceptable IMO.
He was very pissed off and hurt by the Yamaha divorce, (didnt get what he wanted) yet he and
Yamaha both managed to handle that with tremendous class. Both Parties left the relationshp with their heads held high, and even gave us fans the Vale/Furusawa M1 review video as a parting gift.
So far his comments have been borderline to me, But if he starts slinging real shit in public, all respect I had will be gone.