MotoGP: A fond Farewell to Filippo Preziosi
Okay so this week we heard that Filippo Preziosi resigned from Ducati due to poor health. Filippo was due to start a new position in Ducati as head of R&D, but it now seems that his health will be unwilling to let him continue.
Filippo has had a long and prosperous career with Ducati, starting back in 1994 where he was part of the Superbike team, and then in 1999 he moved to Ducati Corse as Technical Director. He worked alongside riders such as Rossi, Hayden and Stoner which enabled him to enjoy a Championship success with the Desmosedici.
It will be sad to see Fillipo disappear from our paddock and screens but I’m sure he’ll still be very much part of the racing world.
Ducati’s statement on Preziosi’s departure:
“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.”
By Tracey Ann Daniels – MotoGP Correspondent for RTR Sports Marketing
In the pictures: Filippo Preziosi
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