Iconic Italian brand MV Agusta will join the MCE British Superbike Championship with a two-man team next year.
The squad will be run by dealers Robinsons of Rochdale with full MV Agusta Corse backing from the Varese-based manufacturer and UK importer MotoGB. The rider line-up is yet to be confirmed.
“These are exciting times for MV Agusta and British racing in general. The MSV-run BSB series is the best domestic series in the world, so it’s little wonder that MV Agusta want the UK series to be the crucible in which their amazing updated F4-RR is tested against the best machines and riders from around the globe," said Steve Rostron, General Manager of Robinsons of Rochdale.
"We are under no illusions as to the work ahead to ensure the machine’s competitiveness in the heat of this intense competition, but with the backing of the factory and with some exciting future developments we hope to get the MV Agusta name back on the map in British racing. We intend to run a strong, two-man team so we can develop the F4 into a true championship contender.
"Much of the infrastructure is already in place, as the team will feature race hospitality that will seat 50 people, a top-line team manager and two riders – all of whom are yet to be named.”