MV Agusta Reparto Corse back on track with Yakhnich Motorsport
The iconic Italian brand, which has a record of 37 Championship and 38 Manufacturers titles, will be officially involved at world level with the Yakhnich Motorsport Team.
Barcelona (Spain) - After more than 37 years from the last World Championship win (G. Agostini, Nurburgring, 1976), MV Agusta makes its official comeback to international motorcycle racing. The iconic Italian brand, which has a record of 37 Championship and 38 Manufacturers titles, will be officially involved at world level with the Yakhnich Motorsport Team.
Starting from 2014, MV Agusta will take on the challenge of both the eni FIM Superbike World Championship and the Supersport World Championship which was recently won by Yakhnich Motorsport, in only their second season in the series.
The goal for 2014 is to race up front in World Supersport - where the F3 has already shown its potential during the past season - and to develop the F4 RR in order to be protagonist in 2015, when new technical regulations will come into place.
Riders line-up for Yakhnich Motorsport MV Agusta Reparto Corse will be revealed by the end of November.
Giovanni Castiglioni, MV Agusta President said: "Our official return to racing is a very ambitious and important step for us. Racing has always been my dad’s greatest passion and this drove the brand to victory in many disciplines of motorcycle racing, from 500cc GP to Paris-Dakar and to the first Superbike World Championship titles won with Ducati. His dream was to see MV back to racing and I am so proud to be the one doing so."
Alexander Yakhnich, Yakhnich Motorsport President: "We worked very hard to achieve the great results of 2013. The partnership with MV Agusta opens a whole new set of opportunities. We are truly happy of the agreement and we look forward to further success."
Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director: "We’re glad to announce the official return of MV Agusta to the WSBK series. The Italian brand is not only globally important but has an iconic and successful racing history, so welcome back and all the best to both the Manufacturer and the Team for the upcoming season."
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