Of the many reasons to look forward to the upcoming season of World Superbike, a very important one is the return of MV Agusta in the FIM Supersport World Championship, with full factory support.
The Italian bike maker has confirmed the news of getting back to the racing world, with ParkinGO team. Both partners have signed a three-years contract. The company will race in the 600-cc Supersport class with their three-cylinder F3 675, which will be developed by 2011 series champion ParkinGO who also saw victory with the campaign they did for Chaz Davies in WBSK in the last season and an overall ninth for the team.
MV Agusta has a glorious history in racing with as many as 37 championship titles to their name, but have been away from the racing scenario for quite some time. The number to be raced by the duo is still under speculations, with MV Agusta rider Luca Scassa being the only one racer whose name has been confirmed at the moment. Davies, on the other hand, would be racing with BMW in the 2013 season. The contract between MV Agusta and ParkinGO was made on the same day, which would have been MV Agusta’s founder late Claudio Castiglioni’s 65th birthday. There are reports which suggest that the company may even return to WSBK by 2014. Alongside, MV Agusta also sees competition from Suzuki who will also make a comeback into racing in the upcoming season, with Suriano Racing, and Yamaha who wish to increase their presence in the championship under the name ‘Yakhnich Motorsport’.