Yamaha MotoGP team won't revive Valentino Rossi/Jorge Lorenzo wall

Yamaha has ruled out installing a wall in its MotoGP garage again, to manage the relationship between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha MotoGP team won't revive Valentino Rossi/Jorge Lorenzo wall

During the pair's first tenure as Yamaha team-mates, their relationship deteriorated to the point that a wall was used to split the two crews during grand prix weekends in 2010.

Rossi returned in 2013 after a stint at Ducati, and the pair fought for the title last season.

Despite that tense battle, the team's managing director Lin Jarvis says the wall "is something of the past".

"Frankly, we will go into next season the same as we have done [in 2015]," he said during Monday's launch of the 2016 Yamaha.

"There's no reason to put a wall in the garage.

"We realise that the riders are individually competitors of each other.

"But the team itself, the mechanics for instance, the crew chiefs and the engineers, they all work really well together.

"If we put a barrier or if we put a wall in the garage, it would be to the deficit of the team and both riders and the engineers.

"This is something of the past, it's not useful anymore."

GALLERY: Yamaha's 2016 YZR-M1

Jarvis dubbed the pair - who have won 10 premier class titles between them - "a dream team" for Yamaha, but added respect was still a core requirement.

"We have the best riders in the world with us, and that automatically brings a lot of expectation," he said.

"The riders are winners. The riders are very demanding towards us. But I think we are able to deliver them what they need.

"We obviously realise that while as a team we are trying to win the triple crown, they are both, as individuals, trying to win the same prize. This is something we can never forget.

"Basically what we ask from the riders is respect.

"We want to go ahead and race with respect for each other, respect for our competitors, respect for the team and respect for the fans and the spectators.

"This is the the fundamental key thing.

"If we can have respect for each other, you can manage, because you can understand that you are all trying to achieve the same results, or trying to beat each other.

"But the important point is to do that with good values and with mutual respect."

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