Ducati as announced that the father of the Desmosedici MotoGP racer has resigned. 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.
Preziosi had overseen the entire Ducati MotoGP project from the race winning machine in its debut season to the championship victory in 2007 with Casey Stoner. Declining fortunes with Stoner in the latter part of his career with Ducati and the failure of the Valentino Rossi ‘experiment’ led to him being moved aside after the acquisition of Ducati by Audi last year.
The current head of Ducati Corse is ex BMW World Superbike boss Bernhard Gobmeier.
Source: Edited Ducati Release
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