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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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Apr 11

Posts: 3429

Bultoboy says:

Ducati problems explained

Interesting article but the first question that comes to mind is that if there is any truth in it, Burgess and crew would surely be aware of the points raised from his time with Yamaha and they would have been addressed in design?

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

Presiozi is the most important aspect of the project as far as Ducati are concerned. He is the heart. With the japs it's all about the bike engineers and team leaders change/move on , especially if it's not working. Furasawa would have been long gone at Yamaha if the project failed. It seems presiozi can't.. Indeed his position does not appear to have any motogp success clause. Bizarre in a race team.. Had plenty of chances.

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luke 7R


Jan 08

Posts: 64

luke 7R says:

This will hopefully be what Ducati need’s to get that nail sorted. I can see Hans from Audi looking at Preziosi’s drawing board “Arr your problem is zis L engine, nothing vill vork until zhat go’s”
Seriously though I agree with thejudge about them being able to turn out frames/swing arms by the day. Duc have knowledge of bikes and Audi have a shit load of cash and German engineering quality. Maybe the answer but probably not :(

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Dec 08

Posts: 1982

thestig08 says:

I think it should read

Ducati to utilise Audi expenses,company R8's all round ?,Joking apart I hope they get the Duke back on track,it's boring Yamaha and Honda calling the shots and four full factory bikes with only two or three standing a chance of a win is v poor,and the number of quality riders coming along fighting for scraps its pathetic ,I can see more and more why Stoner wants out,politics and power calling the shots not the riders or ability,Beware though BMW close to getting the wsb bike sorted now cutting back,lets hope its to go into motogp not recession

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Apr 06

Posts: 1217

CosherB says:

BMW .....

... aren't coming to the MotoGP party anytime soon, judging by this article.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


wonder when your nemesis will return,or was that gay lover? i could never work out if any of you two was gay, but my 1st thoughts given ur bi posts is yes.

but welcome back and keep it clean this time,none of us missed u really.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3189

wosihound says:

Tippy toes..

I'll bear that in mind I'm sure we'll all do in the future when you're local.

Wouldn't want you and your sensitive liitle band of girlfriends getting their panties all bunched up and scuttling off to the moderator crying now would we?..bringing the PC police heat down and turning this place into somewhere we all have to agree. 

ooh ooh Miss..that nasty wosi and his uncouth friends have upset me?

Be careful around this one lads, especially if Casey has had a particularly bad day. Best off ignoring it's barely legible bleatings altogether..just to be on the safe side.


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Jul 11

Posts: 968

motoking says:


of course ducati would improve again just like in 2007 success. especially when they don't have to listen to rossi anymore. presiozi would be very glad about it cause all people blame him cause rossi spread rumour it's his fault. really annoying.

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Jun 11

Posts: 237

Smackbum says:

Might not help, but can't hurt

When my company was swallowed by a much larger one 10 years ago I started making exit plans in case the vision we had carefully built was squashed by red tape and inflexibility.

But instead they left the development labs intact and added the quality control and support we were lacking and the whole thing turned into a 1+1=3 situation.

So regardless of the lack of motorcycle racing experience I believe that the Audi resources could help Ducati close the gap to the other prototypes.  They do seem to be getting there slowly by themselves, but Mugello suits the Ducati powerplant and the US rounds will confirm whether this was just a false dawn.


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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:

Dont worry Wossi

The Stoner moaner is history at the end of the season until then we will have to put up with the usual drible they spit

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