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Matthew Birt  says:

New Ducati boss to call on Preziosi’s experience

Long-serving Ducati MotoGP boss Filippo Preziosi will not be completely cut out of the Bologna factory’s world championship project, despite being axed at the end of last season. Preziosi was the highest profile casualty of Valentino Rossi’s dismal two-year stint with Ducati when he was moved from Ducati Corse to production bike projects in a winter management shake-up. But new Ducati chief...

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Aug 11

Posts: 697

Bootlegger says:

Amen to that Reverend

Someone had to be the fall guy. Kick the bloke in the wheelchair down the staircase. Afterall the 2011/12 failures were his fault and had naught to do with his concepts,designs and wins circa 2003 through 2010.

Good on Gobmeier for seeing the facts for what they are. Not a Prezziosi issue. Rather a resource issue coupled to a rabid fanboy base desperate to see Ducati win in yellow,hence the radical changes race in and race out which resulted in a rudderless ship. The Ducati situation is going to be turned around rather quickly I suspect. Prezziosi sans Rossi will be a big part of it. 15 seconds adrift per race for the first half of 2013 will be acceptable,but I suspect it will be closer as  early as Sepang1 with respect to those doing race simulations with the Bridgestone tyres Rossi deems fit for the season ahead.



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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

Well its good to see that the new boss and the old boss getting on well at least the two have something to look forward to for Preziosi it will be more greater as he won't have to put up with that primadonna named Rossi.

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Mar 11

Posts: 474

Poor Poor Man

Pushed in front of a bus by one of world sports premier psychopaths, what I want to know is why the hell isn't Oprah interviewing Rossi about his disgraceful behaviour over the last couple of years.

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Oct 10

Posts: 109

Yes Preziosi took the blame - and I wouldn't be surprised that the lack of success had that much to do with him - more to do with the resources he was given, but unfortunately it's the way business works - how often do we see CEO's etc taking the fall for a failing business - normally the failure has very little to do with them, but it's a symbolic thing done to restore confidence, unfortunately Preziosi was this guy in this case. However, to claim that the bike was ok until 2011 completely ignores the fact that Casey was struggling in both the 2009 and 2010 championships with it - whilst he did get a few wins, he never looked in contention for the championship and a lot of that has to have come down to the bike - especially considering what he did in 2011.

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

Posts: 1366

Oprah comment...

Twisted, worrying imagination but pretty fkn funny none the less!

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Jun 11

Posts: 2556

PaceyCasey says:

New Ducati boss to call on Preziosi’s experience

Log on here and ask 'wosi'.......................he's got all the fooking answers.

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Aug 09

Posts: 87

spdmon says:

Great article about Rossi's development skills

Great article about Rossi's development skills: It isn't that we don't have confidence in Rossi's feedback," Ciabatti said. "The pressure and the lack of results created a vicious cycle in which he wasn't relaxed enough to completely test the material prepared for him. We simply believe that there is potential and that it wasn't completely explored last year."

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Sheene Fan7


Mar 03

Posts: 249

Sheene Fan7 says:

"Over the past two years, (Ducati) took some unfair criticism saying they didn't try enough to give (Rossi) what he wanted, and I certainly disagree with that," Hayden said. "I think they went above and beyond trying to please him, and unfortunately that was a little bit negative because maybe we tried too hard to improve and made too many big changes during the season."

says the man who has done nothing on the bike also

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