MotoGP » Ducati team manager to run Rossi's Moto3 team

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Jules W.

October 26, 2013 2:57 PM

Sorry to say this... but good riddance. MotoGP was too big of a ballpark for him and I have never rated him highly as a test rider or team manager.
This is merely a logical change as the whole team structure is undergoing a change with the arrival of Gigi D'Alligna.
In other words, he is just becoming obsolete.


October 26, 2013 5:04 PM

The guys at Ducati aren't a bad bunch. They do the best they can with an obsolete bike and a shoestring budget.

They just don't have the resources to spend their way out of trouble.

Hoping for better things next year with Gigi on board but Audi need to give him the tools to do the job...


October 26, 2013 5:15 PM

They've been patient for a year and now it looks like Audi have decided to start waving the knives around at Ducati.
Hopefully the cull will allow them to become competitive again. No idea if this bloke will be any good but I don't suppose VR would have a lot of trouble getting whoever he wanted.
2014 looking very good for moto3.

Jules W.

October 26, 2013 5:46 PM
Last Edited 766 days ago

For those that disagree with me, would you care to enlighten?
Thing is, for us spectators, it is hard to point out the good or bad a team manager or testrider is performing.
But based on what we've seen, Vito can, in my opinion hardly be regarded as a good team manager or good test rider.
As a team manager, I have not seen decent change management, nor any strategic insights coming from him. A Livio Suppo heading to Honda for instance would be a decent example as to how Alberto Puig's influence was reduced in the team structure, getting Stoner to Honda and maintaining him eventually as a test rider. These are actions that we spectators can refer to as good thinking.
Now what has Vito been doing and what successes have we seen from him?
I am sure on a personal level he is a cool guy, but honestly I think he is better off in moto3.


October 26, 2013 6:05 PM

@ hoppy

You see it as a glass half empty, and I see it as a glass half full. What I mean by that is, Rossi spent 2 years with the team. He probably knows who's worth their weight in salt on the team and who isn't (..especially since he was just as critical about Ducati as all of the past/current riders for the Ducati team....Hayden recently jumping on board after years of status quo diplomacy). Maybe while Vito and Rossi worked together at Ducati, they shared a similar sentiment about the team, the politics, etc. Who knows!??

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