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MV Agusta 1st & 2nd Finish at Phillip Island WSBK/WSSP - On the Bench

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MV Agusta 1st & 2nd Finish at Phillip Island WSBK/WSSP

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRhADLiobCE   WSBK race 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g_Y4EzGY6g   WSSP race 1

 

 

It was the 25th Anniversary of WSBK racing at Phillip Island, Australia to begin the 2015 season.  The climate was perfect and the track temperature was over 40 degrees.  It is the middle of summer for the Australians.

All the teams worked hard and were excited to get the race on.  In this blog I will focus only on the italian brand MV Agusta.  It has been over thirty years since MV has competed in any racing.  This year to be an important one.  The supersport class would be running the F3675 and for superbike, the F4RC model.  The F4 would be a developing year but in the first race the bike looked strong and Camier finished a strong tenth moving up the standings starting from behind the grid.  The F3675 Reparto Corse Team led by technical director Brian Gillen was a force to be reckon with as the bike had pole position. 

I had the oppurtunity to meet Brian Gillen back in 2012 in Varese Italy at the MV factory and he left a strong impression in my mind and was an admiral individual.  He must be so proud of the F3 after spending countless hours of R&D into it.  No one is better for the position then him. 

The Supersport race began with a tremendous start and the competition was fierce but the strong three cylinder MV's took a demanding lead and did not look back finishing 1st and 2nd.  Were looking forward to the season for MV both in SSP and SBK.  I think its time we see MV in the winning race circuit and I have a feeling the AMG Mercedes 25% shareholder will be a contributing factor.  We havent seen MV in the racing scene since Giacomo Agostini dominated with his MV back in the 60's and 70's.

I know I will be watching, will you?

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