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Ducati contracted out the building, and pretty much most of the design element, to a well known British specialist but they held complete charge of the swingarm. Both are pretty much black arts and Burgess needed the Yamaha type...read between the lines and this was a project that needed 5yrs given both sides couldn't understand why the other was so damned indifferent. Bear in mind Yamaha & Honda etc would build frame after frame, month after month, within minute tolerances of one another...Rossi's & Ducati's requirements were vast great swathes apart from one another, and then when they thought the swingarm 'mating' would give the magic bullet, it upset the front end even more. Preziosi lost confidence despite his remarks to the contrary, Audi lost confidence in the fact they feared Rossi would give up the ghost...remember this is such a big deal given the great Italian 'dream' team' was now forged on a long Rossi association, way beyond his retirement...Preziosi has dedicated