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 01, 2013 1:44 PM
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@jimmy - apparently, myths must be preserved.

Removed "Pop" at fans. Attacking fans and other posters gets your post deleted.

The fact is, Ducati is a very small company that has made a great contribution to motorcycle design. Road going motorcycles would be a lot uglier if Ducati hadn't changed the game. In MotoGP, Preziosi built motorcycles that dared to be different. First with a steel trellis frame, then with carbon fibre. Were they masterpieces? Not quite. He's Italian. They were passionate but flawed. They were still very imaginative, and I would have preferred that they perfected the Ducati rather than diminish it into a pale imitation of a Yamaha to suit a naricissist that wasn't as good as his hype. It is a sad indictment on MotoJokeP that Preziosi has been treated so badly.

Even i


March 01, 2013 2:17 PM

@ TrueFan....Excellent post by you even though you had to put in your usual pop at Rossi.

The 80% thing was true at the time that it was said, but it's fun to bring it out occasionally even though it's history. Electronic aids have removed most of the riders skills anyway. Casey turned his down so that he could slide and steer with the rear. It was the only way he could win on the Ducati. When they 'improved' the Electronics It strangled Stoner's exceptional skill.

Also Rossi and JB said that their requests never went up the food chain to the right people. I'm guessing that Gobby fingered Fillipo as the bottleneck.

Agree with you, bloody shame.

fillpos design ??? - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 2:36 PM

i think norton cosworth of the 70s and quantel cosworth of the 80s have first dibs on the panigale design idears also the fantastic briton .These bikes years ahead of there time, hand built in sheds raced and beat ducatis do you think they dont notice

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

March 01, 2013 2:45 PM

If Preziosi had walked away having spent a fortune and achieved nothing i would somewhat understand the poor feeling toward him.But the fact is,he made a bike that won Ducati what may be their only Motogp title.
That deserves praise,not ridicule.


March 01, 2013 3:00 PM

@Codger - my "pop at Rossi" is directed at his fans. Despite my criticism of Rossi's performance at Ducati, and some of his snipes at Stoner, I definitely respect Rossi for his riding talent. Some of the claims made in his name here are well wide of the mark my comments are reactionary...

Anyway., the level of blame dumped on Preziosi is grossly unfair, regardless whether he had any personal faults. Ducati management put the brakes on development years ago. They may have had their reasons, but...It's a sad end to a career that contributed a lot.

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