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Come on guys, it's all Rossi's fault? Yeah he got a frame in the second year but can anyone foget the testing where the ECU fried and they only had one so they all packed up and went home. Who flies to another track and only packs one new ECU. And who can forget they promise of a new engine package at start of season which never arrived at all. Also no one every confirmed for me that the engine has been redesigned as a non stressed member unit. To be a stressed member the engine has to be far more rigid, more rigid generally equals heavier. But I think there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to show that changes were few and that was due to management intransigence and money. I agree with Jambop in that Rossi stopped trying when he saw no changes were coming and to make the bike competitive meant pushing way outside the envelope (probably compounded by Simo and his leg).