MV Agusta WSBK Team Announces Claudio Corti as Rider

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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