Nov 27, 2013
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From a press release
issued by MV Agusta Reparto Corse - Yakhnich Motorsport Team
Caludio Corti during testing at Jerez.
POSITIVE DEBUT AT JEREZ FOR THE MV AGUSTA REPARTO CORSE – YAKHNICH MOTORSPORT TEAM
Varese, 27 November 2013 – Following two days of intense work at the Jerez circuit, the official MV team obtained some highly encouraging technical feedback.
The first day’s work focussed on getting the riders’ riding positions set up just right and making progress with the initial engine mappings.
On the second day things moved along even faster with a string of practice sessions and, by the time they were over, the happiest-looking man in the Yakhnich paddock was, without a doubt, Claudio Corti. The Varese-built Superbike - even with the engine still undergoing preliminary development and tuning and a chassis set-up that is still not definitive – was lapping at 1’42”9 by the end of testing.
In the Supersport category, both Leonov and Cluzel made several test runs to refine the electronics set-up. Here too, the F3 engine and chassis set-up are still at the initial development stage but, with both riders putting in lap times of around 1’45” without really pushing it, they had plenty to smile regarding the outstanding potential of the 3-cylinder MV.
Claudio Corti: “I’ve never ridden a bike with a front end that gives such great feedback; moreover, the engine also feels extremely promising. I can’t wait to ride the completed, definitive version of the bike in the January tests, and I get the feeling we could get good results even in our very first year”.
Jules Cluzel: “We didn’t ride as many laps as we wanted to set up the electronics and get the riding position right. I’m having to readjust to the Supersport riding style and tyres, but by the end of the second day I was really starting to enjoy myself and believe the F3 has outstanding potential”.
Vladimir Leonov: “I lost the first day tweaking the riding position as the bike's really small compared to the R6… But the sensations - with regard to both engine and chassis - were positive right from the word go. I think we're really going to ratchet up the performance of this bike very quickly indeed”.