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 20, 2012 3:01 PM

Ducati have themselves in a hole that started when they went for carbon Fibre.

If they had stayed with the steel trellis frame they may have won in 2008.

Ducati will get out of this hole but it will take time...

Looks like Ducati will no longer stay as Ducati...


November 20, 2012 3:06 PM

so there's no communication problems, out with the italian and in with a figured head who speaks our native tongue. we could care less if he's any good, as long as he fits our image/profile of command and control. if BMW can use this to great effect for the past 20 years...? hell, so can we.


November 20, 2012 3:16 PM

re: "And everyone at Ducati who had anything to do with the hiring of Rossi should be sacked and sued."

the suits of investindustrial are popping champagne off the sterns of million dollar yachts somewhere in the mediterranean. good luck at serving them with papers. :rolleyes: hang out 'round the port at monte carlo and you may get lucky...?


November 20, 2012 3:26 PM

re: "Look at the major decisions Ducati management have made in recent years"

not ducati management... ducati OWNERSHIP.

livio suppo gone.
davide tardozzi gone.
michael locke (DNA CEO) gone.
pierre terblanche gone.
xerox wsbk team gone

all of these big money names exiting in advance of rossi's arrival is not coincidence. all of these things occured under protest from the workforce of borgo panigale, you just never heard about it.


November 20, 2012 3:35 PM

Shame it wasn't done sooner, Ducati's ineptitude the past few years has really gotten them stuck in a rut. They were so up their own asses when Stoner took the title in '07 they thought they were masters of the class, and when Stoner himself told them he needed a better platform in following years they didn't listen so he walked. Now that Rossi, the biggest rider/partner they could ever hope to have has left them behind, they're having to rebuild and (hopefully) learn from their boneheaded mistakes.

Germans to the rescue!

TORCAN - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 3:36 PM

Ducati can't compete with Honda and Yamaha let alone the two former defunct GP teams Kawasaki and Suzuki, if Ducati doesn't have a advantage like an extra 200cc they are nowhere, these guys are small fry. 2007 was a fluke and Stoner was a one of a kind rider, Ducati bikes are nice to look at but the engineering is subpar.

Marc - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 3:38 PM

re: "And everyone at Ducati who had anything to do with the hiring of Rossi should be sacked and sued."

If you seriously think Rossi was a bad business decision for are delusional my friend.

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