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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asefi

November 20, 2012 3:48 PM

What a great company.

When an engineer doesn't really cut it what do they do?

Fire him? No way! You just promote the guy to a higher position regardless of his track record.

Ducati is like a good ol' boys club that looks out for one another until they find a scapegoat to take the blame it seems.

Preziosi is now a "made man" and will forever be woven into the cloth of the Ducati name.

Director of Research and Development.

Are you kidding me?

eddy lonergan - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:15 PM

Ducati done a great job with Troy and Caperossi,the new rule 800cc came Stoner won 2007,Stoner skills really like nobody did on the duc, But People forget one thing, Rossi had many problems in 2007 with the M1 if Rossi didnt had it my mark will be if Ducati won the champion, 2008 its startet fromthere the front was no good, Stoner crash so mucht because off that problem, now we are in 2013 season, As a fan off Rossi he is legend but Rossi is a person he didnt make what he want to do with ducati, and sorry but the italian didnt took rossi advies, ducati needs to move there arrogant and pride left and take the advies off a rider, like the energie front back problem, all and all just lishing to the rider proble! The say 2014 we are ready to race for the champion mmmmmm?????? Dont no,

CRT - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:27 PM

@ If you seriously think Rossi was a bad business decision for Ducati...you are delusional my friend.
Posted by Marc

It was a bad business decision.

The amount of money wasted paying his salaray was astronomical. The only thing Ducati walked away with was the same thing that every rider, including Stoner, told them before Rossi was hired. The front end lacked feel.

What exactly did Rossi bring to the table that others hadn't already told Ducati?

IMO Ducati believed the hype, that Rossi was a far more talented rider than Stoner, and Rossi would jump on the bike and win. It didn't happen.

How exactly was it a good business decision?

R - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:35 PM

Rossi are you reading this down there in monza? How Dovi is laughing now!!! It is all playing to Dovi's hands now. But am still convinced that Domenicalli should also go! He is the guy that has been cutting off riders esp. Melandri.
Stoner, Capirex, Rossi and Abrams have all adressed one thing that Domenicalli has refuted-front end problems. He should go.

Marc - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:35 PM

@CRT

Only thing they walked away with? So they didn't cash in on the merchandising and value he added to their brand, even though he achieved nothing results wise. I reckon his 'astronomical' salary was eclipsed by what he added to their bottom line.

CRT - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:40 PM

@ Only thing they walked away with? So they didn't cash in on the merchandising and value he added to their brand, even though he achieved nothing results wise. I reckon his 'astronomical' salary was eclipsed by what he added to their bottom line.
Posted by Marc

What did it add to thier bottom line? I want numbers.

No speculation. Give us the numbers.

I don't recall seeing a Ducati Rossi edition. Must have been those T-shirt sales. Great trade off. Sell some hats and shirts and be the new Suzuki and Kawasaki of Moto GP.

Brilliant.

CRT - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:41 PM

Furthermore Marc,

Rossi was hired to "fix" the Ducati, not sell T-
shirts and hats. How did that work out for Ducati? That was the business decision to hire Rossi.

They are worse off now then they were two years ago. Had it not been for Audi you could kiss the program good-bye.

Marc - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 4:43 PM

@ No speculation. Give us the numbers.

I too would love to see a detailed breakdown of the value he added against the money they paid him.

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