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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True Fan - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 12:24 PM

The problems with Ducati aren't solely with the racing structure. The senior management need to make some attitude adjustments. How they treated the one guy that won so many races was stupid. The Rossi deal was ludicrous. So much money, so little accountability.

Now they have still have the understeer problem to solve. At least they know the issue is real. They need some ideas. They made so many changes to the chassis, I find it hard to believe it's the beginning and end of the problem. They need to look at the engine gyroscopics and dimensions. There are always options.

Cheshirecat1 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 12:27 PM

There's lots of subjective drivel on this subject, but the bottom line is that if you watched a slo-mo of VR trying to turn that Donkati in to a turn, it often stood up on him - Hayden too, that indicates a basic issue. It's not the riders!! Casey found a way to bully the thing but even so it could still throw him out of the door. Casey was, IMO the best I've ever seen but VR was up against it from day one, especially as he likes a front end biased set-up. I wonder if the only way is sideways and CS did like to slide.

cmb - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 12:29 PM

if the ducati was such a winning bike why was only 1 rider winning on it and no one else was. this bike has ruined the carrers of winning riders so i have no clue how you see that this pos bike was a winner.

halfmanhalfninja - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 12:40 PM

Preziosi had to go - he's just learned the first rule of management - that everything is your fault. Plus he's too proud and arrogant to move aside.

Look at the major decisions Ducati management have made in recent years: -
Allowing Stoner to go
Sending Melandri to a psychiatrist when he criticised the bike
Hiring Rossi/Burgess, & over-estimating their abilities
Not letting Burgess make the engine changes that he wanted....

He made a mess of them, so he had to go.

drifter - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 12:56 PM

It is a failure for duc to not hold back Rossi.
Audi knows it and done a mgmt change to improve duc performance and mgmt so that good riders dont fear to enter duc garage.
its a pity that rossi duc partnership dont go good.They both to blame (ROSSI AND DUC) for the failure.DUC are NARCISSIST and ROSSI a STUBBORN for not adapting to bike.
AUDI wanted rossi to stay thats y a meeting in mid 2012 and then furusawa topic.but they couldnt hold rossi becuz rossi is not young anymore to waste 2 more yrs in developing bike(HE NEED TO END HIS CARRIER ON HIGH which he shud hav done in 2010)
but audi taken drastic steps and more to come....

Monster Mike - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 2:02 PM

If the these moves wrk out this will help Iannonie most...if he has a solid rookie season like bradl and ducati iron out its prblms he can move to factory ducati in 2014( haydens place)....all the hype on marquez but watch out for this guy nxt year...amazing rider

herewego - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 2:14 PM

Preziosi was responsible for the development of the Ducati and let's face it - he didn't do anything since 2007!! As Valentino and Jeremy Burgess were still complaining about the same things at the end of 2012 that they were at the start of 2010 proves there was something wrong!! Nobody will know if Preziosi had his hands tied and that it was the hierarchy at fault or what, but if you are the one with a certain job title, then you have to go!! Maybe something good will come from this, but a bit too late for Valentino!!

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