Anyone know why he really left Ducati. Seems odd A. that it was announced so quickly and B. although they lost the championship to Ben Spies, they still one the manufacturers title and Haga came second and Fabrizio third.
"Tardozzi has received mounting criticism over the last year when he preferred hiring Noriyuki Haga over Max Biaggi (who had an option to ride in the factory team and replace the retiring Troy Bayliss) and keeping Michel Fabrizio in the team. Now that Ducati lost the 2009 title by only six points and not giving team orders to stop Fabrizio from taking away precious points, it looks like Ducati management is on a rampage and heads are starting to fall left and right."
Biaggi over Haga seems like an odd choice except for the Italian connection.