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Thomas Covington secures season best runner up result at GP of Trentino

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Putting in his strongest performance so far in the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Covington has secured a solid runner-up result in the highly competitive MX2 class at the GP of Trentino.

Powering to a fifth-place result in the opening moto, Covington went on to claim an impressive first race victory for 2018 in the second and final race in Italy. Putting in two committed moto performances around the demanding Italian track, the American has climbed to seventh in the 2018 MX2 World Championship’s provisional standings.

rockstar team kjer olsen apr18Enjoying a great start to his 2018 campaign with three podium results in the first three GPs of the season, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer-Olsen had to settle for eighth overall in Italy following a crash in the second moto. Securing 3/16 results in Italy, the young Dane is currently third in the MX2 class’ provisional points standings.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the fifth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Portugal on April 14/15.
Date: 10-04-2018

Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse scores a P8 finish in Race2 at Phillip Island

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The final race of the Australian round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship saw Jordi Torres ending up 8th after a strong battle in the second stage of the race. Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini closed 6th and 9th respectively, in their debut WorldSSP race with the MV Agusta F3 675.

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Jordi Torres took to the track for his second race with MV Agusta focused on collecting the first points for the championship standings.
When the lights go out, Jordi starts from the fourth row and moves to the attack of Loris Baz, passing him and entering into the Top 10. On lap 11, the Spaniard made the mandatory tire change pit stop. When he was quickly able to get back on track he was 8th but far from the first. After a strong battle with Baz, the 30-year-old rider manages to hold the position, getting the first 8 points in the championship standings.

WorldSSP – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag
After only 3 laps, the race was stopped by the red flag while Badovini was in 7th position and De Rosa, touched by another rider, passed from 19th to 6th.
The race starts again on the shortened distance of 9 laps and with the original starting grid. This time is De Rosa to make a quick start, with the Italian rider passing three riders, getting into the 8th position and setting a solid race pace. After 6 laps Raffaele is 6th, a position he will hold until the checkered flag.
Because of a contact with another rider, Ayrton Badovini lost several positions when the lights went out again. Anyway, the Italian rider was able to pass 5 riders ending up 9th, 0.5s far from the rider ahead.

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Date: 01-03-2018

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


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