MV Agusta to return to WSBK next yearBy Team Overdrive
MV Agusta has announced its return to motorcycle racing in 2013 with full factory support. The Italian marque plans to compete in World Supersport next year, and rumours suggest that MV may want to enter WSBK in 2014. The company has signed a three-year deal with ParkinGO (BE1 Racing) and will provide the latter with factory support for developing its supersport machine, the 3-cylinder F3 675 bike. Team ParkinGO were the series champion in 2011 and their last campaign in the World Superbike championship saw a win for Chaz Davies and ninth overall for the team. MV has had quite a history in motorcycle racing in the past, having notched up 37 world titles but has been away from racing for quite some time now.
There are still speculations on how many bikes the coalition will run for 2013, however former ParkinGO and MV Agusta rider Luca Scassa has been confirmed as one of the riders. Davies in the meanwhile has switched to BMW for the 2013 season. MV's return comes at a time when Suzuki also makes a comeback to racing with Suriano Racing and Yamaha is set to increase its presence under the Yakhnich Motorsport name in the championship.