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@ RawDawg, I do retract my statement. My reference was to an article during the replacement of Rossi. There was mention (I believe by Ezpeleta) that yamaha could not just hand Ben Spies the Factory bike in Tech 3 disguise as the team would have to reveal this fact because by default the locked in engine allocations would then be violated. I am not referring to upgrades like chassis or electronics. Obviously a definition of what makes a factory bike are debatable, because the factory bikes are faster and this is due to the engines. Yes I know it all works together, chassis, elecs, and engine. If Ben were to get a full factory ride in tech 3 that deal would have to be done at seasons start.



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