Yamaha Tech 3 team have erected a wall dividing the garages of Colin Edwards from that of James Toseland. As we reported earlier in the year (), the two riders had a falling out after swap in crew chiefs occurred. Following the conclusion of the 2008 MotoGP season, James Toseland was granted Colin Edwards’ crew chief Gary Reynders, an incident that Edwards was opposed to and has stopped the teammates from working together.
Edwards began his compaign against Toseland starting after the last race in Valencia calling the British rider, accusing him and his ex-crew chief of conspiring behind his back to organize the switch. Edwards continued during the off season and even laughing about Toseland’s riding problems during the Sepang test, while Toseland has continually refused to comment about the situation.