^ Jose, but call me Chato
So is Melandri a bust? I know most of you will say it's his first season on the Yamaha, blah, blah, but come on he is coming from MotoGP.
Rossi was faster than Crutchlow and Toseland a few weeks after his surgery on their R1 :singIsn't Melandri also still recovering from an operation?? I would give him a bit more time to adjust and get comfortable with the R1. Going from a MotoGP bike to a WSBK bike is a bit more complicated than going from WSS to WSBK. Plus, I think a lot of people have high expectations of him just like with James, though, in the end James turned into a bust.