Despite the fact that Ducati have "changed the technology" to an ALU beam frame less than a year ago, they have been racing the same frame on the factory GP12 since they rolled it out nearly nine months ago..until last week.
For one reason or another, and this is open to speculation, they haven't delivered what has been asked of them. It's as simple as that.
You would have thought, with no experience building beam frames, they'd have been looking to get out the blocks fast, make mistakes to learn quickly.
How many frames and swingarms did Honda sling at the RCV early 2010 for example? They never stop! Pedrosa is riding the 2013 bike halfway through 2012..that's a bike, not just a frame and some engine cases to regain the ability for adjustment of the geometry - which was inherently flawed - because you're up against packaging that great big desmo lump. Replacement of which is non negotiable because it's a brand image component that everything must work around.
Considering the mounental task Ducati eventually opted for - the new frame technology - by very reluctantly binning the CF concept, why have they been so slow? It makes them look like they don't know what they're doing. Especially when you get Furusawa's version of events at meetings that were set up by Ducati and, consider that even Stoner said he left because they wouldn't listen to him.
Fingers crossed and way too late for Rossi, it appears they may at long last be pulling up out of the pig headed nose dive they put themseves in. Maybe Audi/VW have started kicking a few arses.