Posted: 18 Nov 2013
MV Agusta is set to return to the World Superbike series next year with Russian outfit, Yakhnich Motorsport some thirty-seven years after MV’s last win in a motorcycle World Championship.
Yakhnich Motorsport have decided to run in both the World Supersport and Superbike Championship’s and will be MV Agusta’s official entry in both series. The MV Agusta F3 has already shown competitive in the 600cc category with Christian Iddon and the ParkinGO team and Yakhnich are hoping to retain the title won with Sam Lowes and Yamaha for the Russian outfit this year.
MV Agusta hasn’t been present in the World Superbike series in any form since 2007, when a private entry of Christian Zaiser scored just one point. Bearing this in mind, Yakhnich are looking to use 2014 as a development year and step up as title contenders for 2015.
"Our official return to racing is a very ambitious and important step for us” explained MV Agusta President, Giovanni Castiglioni.
“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 added: "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."