MV Agusta Racing in WSS with ParkinGO Factory Team

11/23/2012 @ 1:49 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

MV Agusta is returning to its racing heritage next season, as the Italian company has announced that it will be fielding a factory World Supersport effort with the venerable ParkinGO team in 2013. Forging a three-year contract, ParkinGO will race the MV Agusta F3 675 in WSS, with MV Agusta providing technical support on the F3 from the factory in Varese.

Inked on what would have been Claudio Castiglioni’s 65th birthday, the agreement sees the return of MV Agusta to the World Superbike Championship series, and could be a stepping stone for the Italian brand back into the Superbike class at a later time.

A prudent ally, ParkinGO is no stranger to WSS or WSBK, having won the World Supersport title in 2011, and making a strong showing in the 2012 World Superbike season, both with Chaz Davies.

For the MV Agusta project, there is no announcement on a rider yet, though Luca Scassa is hotly tipped to be the man on the bike. For the Italian manufacturer, a three-year commitment is a strong sign from the precariously placed company, which has released a bevy of new models since its “purchase” from Harley-Davidson.

A sign of momentum for the Italians? Or, a desperate last attempt to generate some steam? One cannot be certain, but it will be interesting to see how the team goes next season, and there is no doubt that ParkinGO is a strong partner for MV Agusta to have in this endeavor.

“Is a great satisfaction to announce this agreement with the Team ParkinGO. Personally speaking, for me is a big and exciting challenge as I have got from my father the passion for the racing world,” said MV Agusta’s Giovanni Castiglioni. “I am convinced that with the experience of Massimo Bordi, engineer, involved in this project as well, we have all the components needed to get important results.”

“This morning my brother Paolo and myself, were talking about the big responsibility and at the same time the great satisfaction we feel signing such an important agreement,” added ParkinGO’s Giuliano Rovelli. “Already from the first meetings has been a good understanding with the management of the company. Both of our foresights in the project, are an important component to get the best out of this partnership.”

Source: MV Agusta

  • meo

    nothing new…….nothing to be excited….what a shame….

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  • MikeD

    HURRAYYYYYYYY! Now let’s see if the thing does not fall apart while on it’s way in the track and actually wins something.
    That’s going to say A LOT…and do something for their image.

  • @meo

    I think its gorgeous as is – very sleek, graceful and a heap of finesse
    // wish them a huge amount of success & hope the brand gets strong
    – this costs a lot and I say “well done” xx

  • Faust

    As a race fan, I’m thrilled to see another factory effort added to WSS. The so-called factory Triumph team didn’t seem to care about how their bike did in WSS, Yamaha only cares about the R6 every 2 years, and no GSX-R. The Honda vs Kawi series needs some new blood.

  • Anvil

    Well, to be fair, the Triumph snagged a fair amount of podiums a couple of years back, but they were never going to really challenge for a championship. Triumph just felt they didn’t have to be invested in racing, at least not in on the world stage. I think, with the new Daytona, you might see a renewed interest in racing, although I think it’s going to be focused on the AMA as a semi-factory effort for now. Next year, who knows?