MotoGP » Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

"Engineer, Filippo Preziosi, has communicated his intention to resign from his position at Ducati Motor Holding"

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March 03, 2013 11:06 PM

Most engineers take pride in their work and don't abandon their ideas easily. But there comes a point when you have to admit defeat after beating the horse to death. Early on someone in the Ducati camp said that the bike was the worst when the tire was cold and the best when it was hot. IMHO Prez hung on to that and believed it could be fixed. What most are failing to realize is that the Desmo valve system takes up more room than a standard OHC cam system resulting in a taller head, hence the very long engine, rotating the engine back compromised the air box. They need fresh ideas. Also it could be health, the man is a paraplegic for crying out loud and health can be elusive.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

March 04, 2013 2:08 AM

Codger, Dovi immediately pulled a half second on Nick who went backwards in 2012 after some VERY consistent performances over the last few years on the bike.
Dovi is simply a better rider and I'm not sure how anyone could attribute those two facts to the bike being more 'user friendly'.


March 04, 2013 8:26 AM

Hello Slide....Fair points. I suppose we won't know until racing starts. I, myself, just posed the question and have no bias either way. As a Dovi (&Ducati) fan I'm hoping that it's Dovi's riding.

@ the cold tyre thing,, I'm reminded that that was why Casey had to over ride the thing. Unfortunately he got branded a 'crasher' as he couldn't always get past the required line. ( I'll admit to being one that assumed he was a 'crasher', mainly because he crashed a lot in 2006 on the Honda. I hang my head in shame )

jambop - Unregistered

March 04, 2013 10:40 AM

Don't hang your head he is a crasher the man does not know when he is going to lose it. I has happened so many times its not your imagination it even happen last year leading to his first seriousinjury in moto gp.


March 04, 2013 12:51 PM

Are you responding to me Jambop?

They all crash at some time, for a lot of different reasons.

If nothing else It means they are trying, it amazes me that there aren't more injuries.

VF - Unregistered

March 05, 2013 10:49 PM

Stoner winned on duc,thanks to bridgestone.this bike,sorry this engine on 2wheels was capable to win becoz bridgestone 's tyres were sticked to the asphalt by the oustanding grip that procured the bridgestone tyre at this time.after motogp opted for unique tyre manufacturer ducati suffered the front end (less grip and bad geometry,bad weight distribution,lack of knowledge in chassis,frame...)that even Stoner didn't counterbalance.
Now why the germans and Audi sent fillipo to another service.they just want to steal the italian high competition engine technology in motorcycle.

Realist - Unregistered

March 05, 2013 11:24 PM

@ VF


"Now why the germans and Audi sent fillipo to another service.they just want to steal the italian high competition engine technology in motorcycle."

You have to be kidding! LMAO! Geez!

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