The bleeding continues at Ducati Corse
A few days after the announcement of Livio Suppo‘s departure from the official Ducati MotoGP team (read Site of November 6, 2009), the Borgo Panigale firm warns us that Davide Tardozzi is leaving the controls of the official team engaged in the World Superbike….
A few days after the announcement of Livio Suppo’s departure from the official Ducati MotoGP team (read), the Borgo Panigale company warns us that Davide Tardozzi is leaving the controls of the official team engaged in the World Superbike….
"David is part of the recent history of Ducati", wishes to comment Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati: "he is a friend and at the same time an important presence which has allowed Ducati to achieve significant successes, particularly in the World. Superbike where he led the project with passion, competence and professionalism ".
And for good reason ! Since his accession to the position of team manager at Ducati in 1999 – then that of "Project Leader" from 2007 – Davide has collected nine constructor titles while his drivers won six world championship titles: in 1999 with Carl Fogarty – this was his 4th and last title -, in 2001, 2006 and 2008 with Troy Bayliss, in 2003 with Neil Hodgson and in 2004 with James Toseland.
In interviews granted to our Italian and English colleagues, Davide Tardozzi evokes a "drop in motivation" to motivate his departure, which he has been planning for some time now..
Thus, the recent criticisms concerning the management of his pilots – Haga missed the title by six points that Fabrizio could easily have offered him – would not be in any way responsible for his resignation..
Motorbike buff – he finished 3rd in the first World Superbike championship in 1988, winning five victories in his Bimota – and passionate about motorsports in general, the Italian does not intend to retire….
Already, "we allow ourselves to think in authorized circles" that the place left vacant by Massimo Meregalli at Yamaha could quite correspond to his profile … What is certain, however, is that Ernesto Marinelli, the technical director of the Ducati team in 2009, will replace Davide as Project Manager. For everything else, you will have to wait … Stay connected !
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