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Paddock People: Corrado Cecchinelli, Ducati Marlboro Technical Director

Paddock People: Corrado Cecchinelli, Ducati Marlboro Technical Director

Paddock People: Corrado Cecchinelli, Ducati Marlboro Technical Director

Ducati Corse Grand Prix debut in 2003 brought some fresh air and new faces in the MotoGP paddock. Amongst the new ‘men in red', Corrado Cecchinelli, the team technical director was a key element in the immediate success of the Demosedici.

The Italian 990cc V4 prototype completed its first run at the Mugello circuit in August 2002, and less than a year later, Loris Capirossi had already scored a first win on the Desmosedici, at Catalunya – and to make it possible, Cecchinelli was instrumental in coordinating the track team and the factory efforts.

"I joined Ducati in 1997, working in the WSBK Championship first and then moved up as the factory WSBK team technical director," explains Cecchinelli. "I am now Ducati Corse track technical director and Ducati Marlboro team technical director, since 2003."

"I passed my Mechanical Automotive Engineer degree in 1993 in Torino. Then I worked for Piaggio, working for the R&D Department as product innovation project leader."

"Now I am in charge of all technical matters related to the official Ducati bikes and to the technical staff on the track, for both actual racing and our development program. This involves working with different teams of engineers, mechanics and technicians in general," continues Cecchinelli, the main link between the track team and Ducati Corse's technical staff led by Filippo Preziosi at the Bologna-based factory.

2005 is a busy season for Corrado Cecchinelli and the technical staff of the prestigious Italian manufacturer. After a lacklustre 2004 campaign, the Ducati Marlboro team has failed to match their debut's impact in the premier class so far, but all the Ducatisti are hopeful that constant efforts and a still developing relationship with new tyre partner Bridgestone will eventually bear their fruits.

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MotoGP, 2005, Ducati Marlboro Team

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