Ducatis Director of Research and Development Filippo Preziosi resigns for health reasons.  Photography By: Gold   Goose

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Ducati's Director of Research and Development Filippo Preziosi has resigned from the company for health reasons, according to Ducati.

Preziosi was the general manager of Ducati Corse, but was appointed Director of Research and Development of Ducati Motor Holding at the end of 2012.

"Declaring reasons of poor health related to his particular physical condition [Preziosi is a parapalegic], 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."

An announcement of the successor to will be communicated in due course, Ducati says.

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