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Solid test for Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse

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MV Agusta Reparto Corse’s riders took part at the WorldSBK/WorldSSP official tests at Jerez (23-24 Jan) and Portimao (28-29 Jan), ahead of the first MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship round 1 at Phillip Island (AUS) on February 25th, 2018.
WorldSBK – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse

The goal for Jordi Torres was to improve the feeling with his new MV Agusta F4 RC, testing new solutions to the electronics and trying to adapt his riding style to the 4-cylinder Schiranna machine. The 4-days test have brought some encouraging results, with the 30-years old Spaniard closing 7th at Jerez and entering the top 10 at Portimao.

WorldSSP – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag

With a totally renewed rider’s line up, the team lead by Giovanni Crosta took advantage of the 4 days of testing in Jerez and Portimao, building up a solid feeling between riders, bike and squad. Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini, respectively, closed in first position at Jerez and Portimao, proving the positive job done by the team at this stage.

Jordi Torres #81 WorldSBK –  In these days we really had a lot of things to test, especially with the electronics. I got excellent feedback from the bike, especially from the chassis. This is a preliminary contacts but the results we got at Jerez and Portimao makes me confident for my debut race with MV Agusta. I wish to thank my team for the excellent job, I really really look forward to fly to Phillip Island.

Raffaele De Rosa #3 WorldSSP – In these 4 days of testing we tried different solutions but the main goal it has always been to improve my feeling with the bike, and I must say I’m really happy with the progress we made. Considering I rode for a long period on superbike models, it was crucial to lap as much as possible with my new supersport bike. I have immediately found a good feeling with my bike and I must say this F3 is really fun to ride. The team did a great job, both on the track and at the Racing Department. 

There’s so much interest in this project and it gives me a great motivation. I’m happy to be part of this group and I cannot wait to get back on track at Phillip Island

Ayrton Badovini #86 WorldSSP – I am very happy with how these first tests went with my new team. In particular, I am definitely satisfied with the progress we made with the team at this first stage. After Jerez I was not yet completely comfortable with the bike but now we are definitely moving in the right direction.

Date: 01-02-2018

MV Agusta Reparto Corse closes the partnership with Vamag in WorldSSP

Agusta reparto corse  The Italian squad welcomes the new riders
  Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini, ready to start
  this new WorldSSP season along with the Team
  Vamag support. The new WorldSSP team’s name will
  be MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag.

Born in 1986, World Champion STK1000 in 2010, Ayrton Badovini is a rider with a solid experience, which set aside 22 podiums during his WorldSBK, WorldSSP and STK1000 seasons. The rider from Biella will be joined by his fellow countryman Raffaele De Rosa (born in Naples in 1987), a very talented and experienced rider who also won the STK1000 World Championship in 2016.

The all Italian duo will get familiar with the MV Agusta F3 675 machine today and tomorrow, during the winter test in Cartagena.

Ayrton Badovini – “I feel reborn, the realization of this opportunity gives me a strong boost for the new season. Feeling involved by an official team, with top staff and top technical conditions, it turns on that enthusiasm and that fighting spirit that I hadn’t felt for a while. It seems I am back to 2010, when I won the STK1000 world title. We will work hard, especially in the winter tests, and we will try to be with the best riders since the first race in Australia. Thanks to the whole MV Agusta family, to Andrea Quadranti and Gianfranco Crosta for the trust they gave me”.

Raffaele De Rosa – “It is an honor for me to represent the official MV Agusta brand in WorldSSP. Although I would have liked to continue another season in WorldSBK, when I received the call from the Team, I have immediately said yes. The F3 has always been among the top bikes of this class and the team is working on several technical improvements that we will soon test. I am more than motivated and I cannot wait to try the bike on the track. Thanks to Andrea Quadranti, Giovanni Castiglioni and Gianfranco Crosta for this wonderful opportunity “.

Gianfranco Crosta: “I wish to thank MV Agusta and in particular the MV Agusta Reparto Corse for the trust placed in our team. This expanded group will be able to work in harmony with those who have already worked on the project in the past, with the clear intention of being among the top contenders for next season”.
Andrea Quadranti: “We are delighted with this partnership with the Vamag team, our common intent is to make the F3 even more competitive and allow the riders to fight for the top positions.”


Date: 22-12-2017

  Positive first laps for Jordi Torres at Jerez

Joridi Torres at Jerez nov 2017
Still struggling after the crash at Losail, Jordi Torres closed 4th the second and last testing day at Jerez de La Frontera.

The Spaniard – after only two track session with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse F4 RC – was the first rider to go out on track yesterday morning, closing many laps trying to get familiar as much as he could with the new bike.

Despite precarious health conditions due to the crash in Qatar, Jordi was able to set the 4th time (1’40.468s) on the timesheet, 0,9s far from the session’s leader Tom Sykes.

Jordi Torres – “I am very happy to have been able to take part in these tests. Despite the muscle strain that I suffered crashing at Losail, these two days we have been able to make a solid step forward, managing to increase the feeling with the new bike. Thanks to my new team for the excellent support, I’m looking forward to being back on track with my F4 RC for the upcoming tests in 2018, which I hope to face in good health condition.”
Date: 28-11-2017


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