I would not mind Yates stupid attitude if he would only back it up with consistent talent.
Sure he's got his tantrums but let's be honest, they boy has talent!!! So he's not as talented as Spies or Mladin is, Uhmmm, rumor has it he doesn't like traction control that much so he doesn't use it to his advantage like Spies and Mladin are but who else is better in the paddock than him? Not many people, privateers or Pro's.
Jordan's team needs a guy who can put his bikes on top 5 not top 20. I like Pridmore as much as the next guy but I also like Pegram... do you know where I am going with this? Sure, they may do something with better bikes, sure if my grandma had nuts... and all that jazz
The AMA needs some serious work done to it. Too many classes that are too alike, 600cc bikes running the Daytona 200 with the better riders on the sidelines, etc. Not to mention the front office personnel turnover.
"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
Sure would be nice if the AMA could get thier SHI...P together. After watching the WSB and the AMA back to back the other day; there is no comparision. The WSB production is far superior, and the racing is excellent.
Lots of changes for the good with the riders, I hope the AMA can get their act together.
Man Yates is a PR nightmare. Seems like the guys has no fans. The stunt at Daytona was mindless for sure. I've dealt with him from time to time and he is always really friendly and laid back. Must be a totally different guy on the track.
Plenty of people have not resigned or signed with anyone as of yet. I think technically Jordan has no signed riders but I don't see them letting Jake and Steve go. Maybe 1 of them but not both. Plus Pridmore's ride is now open.
Buckmaster is not resigned.
Yates has not signed.
Yamaha has a seat open I could see Yates taking.
B-Boz and Hodgson unsigned.
Plenty of other guys who run in the 11-20 place on the various other support teams probably still looking for rides.