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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prof-x - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 8:59 AM
Last Edited 667 days ago


I used to blame Preziosi for not getting the Duc right, but after seeing what suffering Ducati has suffered because of the single control tire, how much money and credibility they have lost because their bike doesnt fit the mold, ...

I dont really blame Preziosi in the slightest. I blame politics for ruining Ducati, the same kind of politics that deny pilots from seeking justice after getting run over by MADE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP material. I wonder what Plato would have to say about MotoGP.

jack - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 9:18 AM

Sad to see a great guy with his Resume,resign like that,he puts it down to health reasons, and i cannot blame him after the things he has had to put up with the last 2 years,and like one of the previous posters said about the pangalie, i agree with him.cheers

HRC

March 01, 2013 9:50 AM

@ Prof-x, one glaring problem with your conspiracy theoriesi.

You are forgetting the tyres have/had been developed around the Ducati since the Desmosedici GP5 so by rights should suit the Ducati better than the rest.

Sorry to piss on your parade.

nicon - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 10:27 AM

@billie-morini
And what do you want to do with him now? Crucified him??
The man deserves respect. For his achievements and the total contribution he had at the sport.
Failures and bad choices has everybody. That does not mean he deserves irony comments. A classical example is Nakamoto. He also had his greater achievement with Stoner (2011) working for the big H, a company tenths of times bigger than the poor old Ducati...

Respect to you Filippo, and look after your health!!

gui - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 10:45 AM

I'm very sad, honestly. He doesn't deserve this end in Ducati after all. He doesn't even had the chance to show how it would go with more money and resources available. As I posted some time ago, Audi's first error was firing this guy overnight, a very premature, partial and emotional decision IMO.

It's clear the he was mentally affected by being blamed for constant failures, and that resulted in illness. A sad heart almost always means a diseased body.

I'm a fan of Preziosi, and if today I follow motogp as a religion, it's thanks to him. I hope he can stay well. A big thank to him for pushing the limits of technical aspects, for being such an original mind and a great spirit at all. Unfortunately being a genius doesn't automatic means success in this world of capitalism.

Thank you Preziosi, thank you so much for being an icon of creativity and originality.

shamarone

March 01, 2013 11:51 AM
Last Edited 667 days ago

re: "I hope the Panigale goes on to dominate WSB as it's a true legacy of Fillipo's design"

that's damn right...!!! honestly, so long as it's competitive, i neither need nor want it to dominate. it's a brilliant piece of kit even if it never saw a race track.

Exmarshal - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 12:46 PM

Sad to see this as well, especially with the news this week that Honda's MotoGP engine is now... wait for it... a 90 degree V. Rather vindicates him to a point over all the armchair gurus that were howling that it was all the engine layout to blame andhe welas clearly an idiot. Honda however has the resources to be able to play with the right place to put it for best weight distribution, which makes me.wish Ducati had persevered with the CF as I am guessing it would have been a lot cheaper for a smaller factory like them to experiment with how best to position it. A shame to see this happen, but when they have seemed incapable of making the right changes for years probably inevitable.

Ich - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 1:29 PM

@AllTheBest

That's very beautifully written mate!!

In the past both me and many others have been waaay too scathing towards Preziosi.
He's had a very strong weakness -stubbornness- but the last years shouldn't overshadow his achievements.
Also, I don't know what role he played in SBK, he might have had some success in there too...

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