MV Agusta WSBK Team Announces Claudio Corti as Rider

11/25/2013 @ 11:45 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS


After making the announcement that MV Agusta would return to the World Superbike Championship this year, the Italian team has announced its sole rider for the 2014 season: Claudio Corti.

Seeing his spot in MotoGP with the NGM Forward taken by Aleix Espargaro, Corti returns to the WSBK paddock, and will field an MV Agusta F4RR this year with the factory-backed Yakhnich Motorsport team.

Operating under the MV Agusta Reparto Corse name, the Russian-based team will field a two-rider team in the World Supersport class as well, with Frenchman Jules Cluzel returning to the lower division, after losing his seat in the Crescent Suzuki team. He will be joined by Russian rider Vladimir Leonov, as 2014 is his third season with team.

“Once I got this proposal I had no doubt on what to choose,” said Claudio Corti. “I am honored to represent such a powerful brand like MV Agusta, who is officially back to racing to be a protagonist, and at the same time I feel a big responsibility on my shoulders. We have a lot of work to do in our first WSBK but I’m ready to give my best and share my experience with the team, in order to reach together the highest goals.”

Source: WorldSBK

  • Jaybond

    Best of luck to MV Agusta. It won’t be easy to crack the top 5 positions for every race.

  • MikeD

    Crazy times . . . BMW calls it quits . . . MV Agusta gives it a full go.
    Good times.
    I want these guys to win from time to time, if anything to see something different.

  • DFR

    Go MV!!!
    I hope the upcoming season goes great for MV Agusta. We in upstate NY are rooting for the WSBK team!!

  • smiler

    Although MV are to be commened and I really hope they do well, both MV and Corti. The fact his place has been taken by another Spanish rider is a sham sorry shame.
    Dorna had the final round of the CEV plastered all over their MotoGP website. This in reality is like presenting the UK BSB results on the WSBK site because it is a feeder. The difference being that Dorna own CEV, a SPanish feeder series to the Spanish MotoGP championship.

    Not even Bernie Ecclestone would be this blatant in his political dealings.

  • Agent55

    Finally MV is joining WSB full-time. Hopefully this is just the beginning and they don’t bail after realizing how truly hard it will to run near the front. Also interested to see the caliber of rider Corti is in a more balanced class like WSB vs riding in nowhere land on a CRT.