Originally Posted by wilkinsonk
Wouldn't this also make a little more sense strategically than debuting the bikes at Morocco? If I remember correctly, Coma and Despres will contest Morocco and not Egypt so this would mean that HRC could roll out the bikes at a big event but not have the added pressure of having KTM on their backs the whole time. There's only a two week difference between the races, so Egypt does not buy them that much more time to make adjustments than Morocco.
Perhaps they are way behind in developing their quad based engine design and now need to revert back to a CRF based one and therefor can use all the time at hand?
Ps. If required I can come up with about 1200 other potential reasons too :)