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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati to utilise Audi expertise

Ducati will start utilising Audi’s vast technical expertise immediately to try and improve its Desmosedici project in the MotoGP world championship. Ducati technical boss Filippo Preziosi said Audi’s acquisition of the Bologna factory in a deal rumoured to be worth over £700m would give Ducati’s engineering group access to a huge pool of knowledge. The Italian manufacturer is trying to close down...

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

The real question is

Will Audi be replacing you Mr. Preziosi? Rightly or wrongly, some think Preziosi and his line of thinking and problem solving is what's wrong with the Ducati MotoGP project. Personally, I think he's done a good job considering the size of Ducati and amount of resources in terms of money and manpower they have compared to Honda and Yamaha. But is he the guy to move Ducati forward? I'm not sure and it will be interesting to see Audi's answer to that question.

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Lorenzo99

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Lorenzo99 says:

Audi Expertise !

    Expertise ! I thought Audi produced cars ! Didnt know they had expertise in motor cycle racing yet alone Moto GP.Money yes,expertise No.The expertise will have to come from Ducati & theyre riders,I recomend they listen to them a bit more & give them what theyre asking for.

    2 World champions on board theyre bikes & Jerry Burges should be all the expertise they need.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

All perfectly logical stuff

Well Rawdawg the latest wheeze from the Yellow Bellied flip-flopper is that the D16 can be a very good bike 2013. He can only be basing this opinion on his current steed, and given his satisfaction with his and the machines performance at Mugello you'd have to say the current incarnation is a 'very good machine'.

Preziosi's not going, especially to be replaced by some car jock as the Oompa Loompa's feel would be the magic bullet for Rossi success. Audi wouldn't have a fuggin' clue about the intricacies of a GP motorcycle. Their engineering might will merely be there to lean on as and when Corse sees fit.

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nippiman

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nippiman says:

Cant wait to see the new 4 wheel drive desmocedici with annoyingly bright LED's

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Audacious

Imagine the smoke the new desmosediesel will kick out?

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tris123

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tris123 says:

2wd motogp bike

could be interesting.  Although Audi have no experience with bikes, presumably the extra money will mean they can buy in some additional expertise.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

desperados

jesus, iv never heard of an audi motorcyle, look how long it took bmw make and develop a superbike, i dont see how barring the rider or electronics issues ducati have how audi can help, only casey can save them now!!!!!! casey in a flash gordon style intro!!!!!

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

ooh ooh Miss

..that horrible nasty wosis back.

I think Casey has enough of a job on trying to save face at the moment, trying to convince us fans were wrong saying he always takes a bike backwards and hasn't got a clue if it's not right in the first place.

It would be the death knell for Ducati if he went back. Be fun watching him implode though.

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

I`ve just read this

and the expertise referred to was that in the electronics and prototype, one-off machining and engine development, fault analysis ect. 

I don`t see what there is to be flummoxed about. 
All I see is a report concerning Ducati and therefore a fair game for some people on here to write rubbish about.
Surely it would be an odd situation if they didn`t confer and pool resource's. 
Give them a break ffs and stop being so negative. 

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CameronLeeds

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CameronLeeds says:

Welcome back Wosi!

Given that Stoner was consistently faster than Hayden, if you look at Hayden's current performance I reckon Stoner would be up at the sharp end on the Ducati.

And it's a bit rich a Rossi fan questioning Soner's development skills eh??  Glass houses etc? :D

 

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