Filippo Preziosi slutar hos Ducati

Preziosi, 45, var ansvarig för utvecklingen av Desmosedicin i MotoGP och har varit med i såväl Stoners lyckade period som i Rossis katastrofala.

Efter förra säsongen blev Preziosi flyttad från MotoGP-projektet och istället befodrad till utvecklingschef hos Ducati. 

Nu har Ducati gått ut med ett pressmeddelande som gör klart att Preziosi slutar hos Ducati, innan han ens hunnit påbörja sin nya roll, på grund av sin personliga hälsa. 

I 19 år har Preziosi jobbbat för Ducati, varav 12 var för Ducati Corse. 

Här följer pressmeddelandet i sin helhet på engelska:
Borgo Panigale, (Bologna, Italy) 28 February 2013 – Engineer, Filippo Preziosi, has communicated his intention to resign from his position at Ducati Motor Holding.


Declaring reasons of poor health related to his particular physical condition, Preziosi’s resignation was accepted by Ducati, saddened and disappointed to lose such an accomplished and strategic member of staff. The company respectfully acknowledges the 45-year old Italian’s decision and thanks him for his significant contribution during his 19 years with Ducati, 12 of which were within Ducati Corse.


Previously occupying the role of General Manager of Ducati Corse, Preziosi, was appointed Director of Research and Development of Ducati Motor Holding at the end of 2012 and was to start his new role after a period of rest. An announcement of the successor to this strategic role, now left vacant by the resignation, will be communicated in due course.