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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

Courageous Cluzel claims podium at Jerez

A brave perfomance delivered CIA Landlord Insurance Honda's Jules Cluzel a stunning second place podium in the World Supersport race at Jerez today.  Cluzel gave a faultless performance controlling second position behind race leader, Caricasulo and despite courageous last lap moves from the hard riding Frenchman, the Italian held his position crossing the line ahead of Cluzel by just 0.065s in the 19 lap contest.

Cluzel Jerez okt 2017
Cluzel said: “It was a good weekend, I enjoyed it.  It was a shame because we had the possibility to win.  We had two places where we were losing time but I was so strong in all the race and finally I tried in the last sector which was my strongest sector.  I tried in turn 11 because the last turn is always risky, it depends on the braking of the guy in front and I know Caricasulo will try really hard in the last turn so I think 'just go'.  When I go in he turned early compared to normal so I had no place to go.  He's lucky I try to be as clean as possible because we both had the possibility to crash or maybe I would make him crash.  The lucky thing he lost the front a little bit in turn 11 and I had another chance in turn 12 which is a nearly full fourth gear turn but when I went on the kerb I lost the front so I had to close again which put me on the wrong side of him for the last turn so I had no more chances.  I want to say that we continue to make a strong season with zero mistakes.  We lost what Caricasulo took off us in the first race.  It is a shame because this would have made the Championship a different story.”

Hikari Okubo pushed through with a determined ride from 20th to finish well inside the points in 13th position.

Christoffer Bergman improved upon his starting position of 21st on the grid only missing out on a points finish by 0.1s in 16th place.

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager, Simon Buckmaster said: “It was a really great race, a superb battle. I am really happy for all of us as a team to have such a fantastic result and give us the chance to challenge for second in the Championship.  We are up to third in the Championship, 10 points behind Sofuoglu in second who unfortunately can't ride.  Fair play to Mahias who is now going to win the Championship.  I am really proud of the whole CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team and everybody at PTR, it was a superb effort.  We have only one more chance to win a race this season.  Like Jules said we have made zero mistakes and it's true that if Caricasulo hadn't taken him out in Australia the Championship would look very different.  As PTR we have finished second in the World Supersport Championship three times, we really wanted to be first this year as CIA Landlord Insurance Honda but let's see if we can finish second again and cap off a really good season for us.”



Date: 27-10-2017


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