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Ducati´s Preziosi to receive prestigious award

Ducati´s Preziosi to receive prestigious award

Engineer behind the Desmosedici recognised with the `Courageous Intelligence - Intelligent Courage´ prize.

The brains behind the 2007 World Championship-winning Desmosedici machine, Ducati Corse General Manager Filippo Preziosi will receive further reward for his efforts when he is presented with the "Courageous Intelligence – Intelligent Courage" award on Friday.

Preziosi will be in attendance at the Franco Mazzotti Mille Miglia Club Foundation´s annual prizegiving ceremony in Trissino´s Villa Marzotto, collecting his trophy in person. He was chosen according to the criteria established by the Foundation, specifically to `gratify the talent, the inventiveness and the foresight of those who have succeeded and succeed in distinguishing themselves in the cultural, scientific and sporting spheres.´

This past week has been a pleasing one for Preziosi, having seen the best collective results of the season so far for the Desmosedici´s dual incarnations in Shanghai. Reigning World Champion and factory team rider Casey Stoner returned to the podium after two races off the rostrum, whilst teammate Marco Melandri had a breakthrough to take fifth place. Alice Team´s Toni Elias, who spent time with Preziosi in Italy after the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal in order to better understand the 800cc machine, finished eighth on the GP8 Sat.

The `Courageous Intelligence – Intelligent Courage´ awards will also recognise the likes of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright and personal computer trailblazer Stephen Gary Wozniak.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Ducati Marlboro Team

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