A factory-supported MV Agusta team will be present at the 2013 Isle of Man TT, as Jack Valentine (former Team Manager of the Crescent Suzuki World Superbike team) has lined up TT race-winner Gary Johnson to race the MV Agusta F3 675 in the TT’s two Supersport races.
A well-respected team operator, Valentine’s ValMoto team was responsible for the successful return of the Triumph’s presence in the Supersport class at the Isle of Man, and the Brit has the same designs in store for MV Agusta — with Gary Johnson tapped to ride the F3, ValMoto comes to the Isle of Man TT as a potent entry.
Working closely with the Varese factory, as well as the MV Agusta Corse ParkinGO World Supersport team, Valentine’s team should have a well-sorted machine ready for this year’s TT.
With the team’s proven track record of TT race wins, along with Johnson’s two-wheeled prowess, Valentine says that “this is a project that I’m extremely passionate about and I am only embarking on it because I’m confident that victory is within our reach.”
“Having spent the last few years working for manufacturer teams in BSB and WSBK, it feels good to be bringing ValMoto out of retirement and returning to the roads seems a fitting and high profile way to make our return,” added Valentine. “Gary is an extremely talented rider and the F3 675 is a great bike – I’m sure the pairing of the two will be a recipe for success and a reason for me to celebrate another successful TT.”
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s road racing season running the MV Agusta F3 675 under the ValMoto banner,” said rider Gary Johnson. “Jack is one of the most experienced team owners in the industry with a first class reputation and a proven success record on the roads.”
“I’m honoured to be part of the team and am confident that together we can achieve some positive results this year,” Johnson concluded.