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Jun 20, 2014

MV Agusta Takes Superbike And Supersport World Championship Teams In-House, Extends Riders' Contracts

World Superbike rider Claudio Corti (left) and MV Agusta Chairman and President Giovanni Castiglioni (right).

MV AGUSTA INVESTS IN RACING AND TAKES OVER THE SUPERBIKE AND SUPERSPORT TEAM

Varese, June 20TH, 2014 – Giovanni Castiglioni, Chairman and President of MV Agusta, and Alexander Yakhnich, Chairman of Yakhnich Motorsport, have signed an agreement which stipulates that MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. will take over all operations of the team currently competing in the World Supersport and Superbike Championships.

“We have reached some very important milestones with the F3 in the World Supersport Championship and we are continuing to invest in the development of the F4 Superbike with preparing for the new 2015 rules” commented Giovanni Castiglioni “We plan to significantly increase our commitment and investment in racing in order to achieve our very ambitious goals next season.”

Starting from the next round of the Championship, which will be held in Misano this coming weekend (June 20th – 22nd), MV Agusta will manage all sporting activities directly through its Reparto Corse.

MV Agusta's increased commitment to racing is also underscored by the agreements they have reached with their riders. The Italian company has renewed the contracts with Claudio Corti and Jules Cluzel who will be back on the bikes from Varese in the 2015 season, whereas they have released Russian rider Vladimir Leonov from his current contract. French rider Cluzel will be joined in Misano by the Wild Card rider, Massimo Roccoli, winner of the two most recent races in the Italian Motorcycle Championship riding an MV Agusta F3.