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Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP machine throughout the successful Casey Stoner era and also during the disastrous Valentino Rossi period. The Ducati statement reads in full: Borgo Panigale, (Bologna, Italy) 28 February 2013...

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Dark days in Panigale..

..self imploding, or a new dawn?...

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

A sad fall from grace following the disastrous Rossi period at Ducati, the man is undoubtedly a genius all the same.

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FLATTRACKER

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FLATTRACKER says:

New Dawn !

Don't know how to say it in Italian but probably went something like "I told you there was nothing wrong with a 90 degree V"  Ciao suckers !

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Soft cock nonsense

Can we please have a proper eulogising statement from the people that really know the significance of Prezisosi's input within Ducai Corse?! Because 'thanks for your 19 year and here's a gold plated watch' does not cut the mustard.

The genius that is Ing. Preziosi  was the Taglioni of the 21st Century. His drive and brillance was the force that made the Japanese stand up and take notice. He and his little company were the epitome of the biblical fable of David, O.K Ducati is a little more muscular than say Paton, or even Cagiva in their day,  but still. Preziosi's impact on the sport has been as great, or greater than any other engineer of his era. He didn't fail 2011/12. His riders failed him.

I am proud to say I brought my first new Ducati in 1990 - when Bologna still produced less than 10,000 units per annum, Before the time  I'd ridden and owned amongst others FJ11 & 12's FZR 1000's GSXR 750 / 1100's, GPz900/1000 - none of which stirred the soul anything like a 90 degree Duke - despite the horse power deficit.

Preziosi is a living legend in motorcycling and should be nothing less than celebrated for the ground breaking principals me introduced. Only the anaemic condemn him. Let's hope that his unfortunate motorcycle derived physical impairment does not significantly impact on his long term health.

This man is worth a million of us.

 

 

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princeofrepsol

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Beautiful sentiments Nostro

No doubt Pipo will be comforted by the performance of his superbike monocoque masterpiece, while Rossi's aluminium turd continues to struggle in MotoGP.

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Good Luck

Good luck to the man. He had some success with the early trellis framed machines, but dropped the ball when he designed a powerful motorbike that had no central frame. Had he looked at past instances of engine-as-a-stressed-member motorcycles, he'd have realised that most were utter failures on the race track. We'll see how the Panigale goes, but so far, Checa has said the bike is very sensitive to suspension changed, which could mean, the suspension is getting a beating with no flex available from a rigid engine block to take some of the strain away. We'll have to wait until they race at some of the bumpier and undulating tracks to see. My bet is it'll suck like it's GP9-GP10 father. Anyway he tried something different, it didn't work and so I guess he's the scape-goat for the whole factory..

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maculopathy

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maculopathy says:

Nostro, POR why yet again bring the whole thing down to a "we hate rossi"  thread again ? It's old, it's trired it negates anything else in your post wich in Nostros case can be interesting - POR you're just an idiot

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Tripitaka

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Tripitaka says:

Preziosi

The flawed genius. Brilliant engineer and designer no question.  However his intransigence was ultimately his downfall.  When Audi became involved and after failing to retain Rossi (yes they did want him) Preziosi was removed from his position - Why ?  Audi obviously did not have faith in him to provide the winning formula.

Big ego is not necessarily a good thing,

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princeofrepsol

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Tripitaka

You are about as enlightened as my dick cheese, you goose.

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princeofrepsol

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Maculopathy

Please feel free to point out the factual errors in my post below, you jerk.

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