MotoGP » Preziosi replaced in Ducati shake-up

Filippo Preziosi replaced as general manager of Ducati Corse by Bernhard Gobmeier, Paolo Ciabatti returns

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November 21, 2012 4:50 AM
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When I mean an ideal rideable the first one in mind is my Honda SevenFifty (even I had many japanese bikes previously). Ofcourse nothing to do with GP ones but I think I have made the movie clip idea clear (as those from NASA eg).


November 21, 2012 5:09 AM
Last Edited 1256 days ago

And when I meant a movie better made by third-party instead of Ducati PR themselves, I was not thinking about a bias yet Ducati, inspite of the fact that they have the raw material for such a movie, at the same time, no one can imagine that they might do that film for the public after such a terrible shake-up.
But for sure they have such a movie, for internal use only, in order to have a clear point to start the rebuilt from.


November 21, 2012 5:45 AM

As Ferrari was at base for the Ducati engine, it is not strange at all why both the car and the bike are proper bullets on the straights yet have to struggle out of the corners.
Thinking of the Ferrari DRS which is the best of the grid imho, a crazy idea about a Ducati DRS comes to my mind. Oh, wait.... !!!


November 21, 2012 5:52 AM
Last Edited 1256 days ago

Excuse offtopic but BMW S1000RR has all what it takes for a winning bike, except the rider. Maybe a proper moto designed electric ignition assembly is what it really lacks to be perfect.


November 21, 2012 5:55 AM

This is the best thing that could have happened at Ducati Corse of late. The 800 that did so well in the hands of Stoner was a very good bike but the 1000 was a donkey right from the start. Preziosi was in a position to turn this donkey into a winner, but he's done too little too late. Also, Ducati's reluctance to change from the frameless design, wasted a lot of development time. They obviously decided to use this design on the production bikes and needed to promote it by using it in MotoGP.

here we go again - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 6:21 AM

THe truth is we will never know what really happened in Ducati nor shall we ever know about what changes really happened...........
Yet I feel that the mistake Ducati made was moving away from the carbon Frame was the way of the future who ever makes it work shall be in a commanding postion.....
I also feel a part of ducati's issue is the control tyres I don't believe they are good for racing!!
Ducati seemed to slowly get worst due to the tyre issues @ Swiss Judge they were using the steel trellis in 2008 I have long suspected that the japanese brand Tyre company Bridgestone would prefer a japanese bike to win the front issue for the Ducati only came to the fore after other riders Got the bridgestones in 2008


November 21, 2012 7:46 AM

Ducati: Get a rid of Stoner, he's not that good finally.
Honda soon after: Stoner's the most gifted rider we have ever seen.

Someone has failed miserably. Ducati will need a damn lot of amazing overachievements before they could regain my respect. What an effing joke of a management.

victorfrey - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 8:22 AM

when rossi was struggling with the carbon frame,i thought that preciosi was responsible.but rossi has also his part of responsability.but to put this gobemier in the head of the ducati corse is really not smart.he has done nothing with bmw.under his era bmw was nowhere and losing all the is only when melandri arrived with new team that they started to win.i think the germans don't have the motorcycle high they will stole it from the italians.i don't think gobemier is here to make ducati win cause he knows nothing in motorcycle race competition,but surely he knows technics.and now he will steal all the secret technology from ducati copy the japanese 4cylinders ,and now they will learn the secret of race technology of the ducati twin,after this they don't neet the italians.i start to hate the germans in europe and their money they think they can buy everything.germans don't forget second world are killing people from south europe.

nicon - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 8:23 AM

Why some of you blame Preziosi about the total failure? Do you think he is own the company? Put his money on? Decides about everything? And if the company was doing great in every aspect but Corse, why it was sold to Audi after all?

Considering the fact that it's the smallest company against the 4 Japanese factories it had achieved many things up until now!!! I mean, what else factory had achieved the championship, wins and podium presents in the MotoGP/500cc against the all mighty Japs, except Ducati?

Where is Aprilia and the Piaggio Gruppo?, BMW? KTM? and any other Euro Motorcycle firms?

His replacement was meant to be done either way. If Duc was wining the Championship he would have left as a "Hero". Now he is leaving as a failure...

CS talk about it a few days ago: "When i was at Duc, we were asking for some things that we thought it was useful to push the bike in front, and the bosses always said NO. At Honda, from day one, anything we asked for, they provide us immediately"


November 21, 2012 8:44 AM
Last Edited 1256 days ago

This development could yet be the best legacy of the Rossi era, I'm sure Marco Melandri too is smiling and thinking that yes, I didn't need counselling, just a better prepared bike... Getting rid of arrogant idiots has to be the way forward and as for you moaner fanbitches, firstly he would not even have been 6th on Rossi's bike and secondly not only was he not good enough to win back to back titles but also put him on Rossi's bike at Rossi's age and he would have quit after the first race, just as he has quit now on the quickest bike, no pleasing some folk...

as nicon said
CS talk about it a few days ago: "When i was at Duc, we were asking for some things that we thought it was useful to push the bike in front, and the bosses always said NO. At Honda, from day one, anything we asked for, they provide us immediately"
that sums it all up for me, they just got lucky in 2007 and the moaner bailed once he realised that he couldn't even defend a title on the all conquering honda

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