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MV Agusta presents 2019 Moto2 new prototype

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After a 42-year absence, MV Agusta is returning to grand prix racing next season, as a manufacturer in the Moto2 class.

The Italian factory - which has joined forces with Forward Racing for the new project - will use a steel trellis frame with aluminium side plates, an aluminium swingarm and Ohlins suspension to house the new-for-2019 765cc Triumph Moto2 engine.

"I am really proud to see the dream to re-join the Motorcycling World Championship come true," said MV Agusta president Giovanni Castiglioni.


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Forward team owner Giovanni Cuzari added: “I have been chasing this dream since Claudio Castiglioni’s era. Many times I have insisted with MV Agusta for a return in MotoGP and when Giovanni has taken the place of his father, I have often encouraged him to believe in such an ambitious project. Finally he did it and today, 42 years later, we will take the first steps with the Moto2 MV Agusta prototype."
 
"Today’s is a starting point to get to bring this brand back really high. A special thanks goes to all those who supported and support this project, now the attention goes to the track.”          

Date: 05-11-2018
 

Champion Haslam completes BSB season with 100 per cent record

JG Speedfit Kawasaki's newly-crowned Champion Leon Haslam ended the 2018 British Superbike Championship season with a win and a sixth place in Sunday's final two races of the year at Brands Hatch, Kent - and having scored points in all 26 races.

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“It is such a crazy feeling knowing I’m British Superbike Champion. I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet. The year has been incredible and my whole team have given me everything and the best bike to do the job on.

“It was really important to me to continue in the same team with the same people and I think it has made a big difference. Everything just went according to plan this year and it really is an amazing feeling.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support and belief in me to make this happen. It is so special, and I’m almost lost for words.

“British Superbikes always creates great racing and all season I’ve battled with so many different riders and it is a credit to the championship. Thank you for all the memories.”

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Now the dust has settled on what has been an amazing season of British Superbike racing, we would like to thank Leon and the whole JG Speedfit Kawasaki team for showcasing the Ninja ZX-10RR the way they have. An unbelievable effort from all involved.

For Leon the best of luck in his new venture with Kawasaki Racing Team in 2019.

Date: 15-10-2018
 

              Positive Start And Tough Finish For Triple M Honda In Argentina

The Triple M Honda World Superbike team and their new rider Florian Marino arrived in Argentina full of optimism in their first working weekend together, with Marino learning quickly and starting 15th.

The challenges of the El Villicum circuit were new for the Triple M team and Florian and after Friday practice, where Florian qualified 17th out of the 19 riders on the grid. After Superpole 1 on Saturday, he secured 15th place on the grid for Race 1.

In the first ever race at the brand new Circuito San Juan Villicum, located in the west of Argentina, Marino rode with confidence as he learned more of the secrets of his Honda CBR1000RR SP2 machine, finishing 11thand scoring points his first time out.

The second race on Sunday was run in significantly warmer conditions than day one. On lap two Marino collided with Leon Camier’s machine and the Frenchman suffered a heavy crash. His initial diagnosis is a double fracture of the lower left leg. Florian is now undergoing more medical checks in a local hospital.

The final weekend of the 2018 WorldSBK season will take place under the floodlights in Qatar, with race day taking place on Saturday 27 October.


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Florian Marino:
It was a positive first race on Saturday and I was not sure what to expect at the start. I saw that the guys behind were a bit confused, they did not really know if they should push or not. At this time I pushed and passed some riders like Baz and even Gagne. I did not question myself and just went. After I had set some fast laps I tried to fight and stay with them as long as possible. I was still not feeling really like I wanted to on the bike and I struggled physically. The second half of the race was really tough on Saturday but I learned a lot.

Manuel Cappelletti, Team Manager:
It was a good weekend until today. Florian told us he hit Leon Camier and he crashed into Leon and then he fell off the bike. He has broken his lower left leg and we are going to hospital now to see him.        

Date: 15-10-2018

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