Just a few question for ya. In the first 4 rounds, Mike Brown (Privateer) beat Ivan Tedesco (Factory Rider)? Then all of a sudden a veteran rider starts going backwards in the standings (No injuries involved). Then he starts having engine problems. Brown asked the builder to dyno the engine and the builder wouldn't. Who provides the engines and suspension for both Mike and Ivan? Who do you think spends more money on those engines and suspensions (privateer or Factory)? So who do you think they want to see in front of whom (privateer or the factory guy)? If you can’t talk the rider into letting this happen (team rules), then how else (privateer does not get as good of stuffs as he has been getting)? Who do you think the AMA would rather see going to France? A Privateer who has to scrounge for the money for everything and have the AMA help pay or the Factory guy who the factory will be providing most of the cost? If you don’t think there are different levels of Engines and suspension from the same place, I have some Ocean front property in Idaho to sell you. Just a few questions for ya. Brown was done wrong on allot of levels. As for the under achiever, what number is he running? That does not show he is an under achiever. He could not get a full ride (engines and suspension paid for) here in the states so he look for one overseas. He thought he had one, and then got dissed out of that too at the last minute.