2019 will be a historic year for Italian motorcycling, as MV Agusta will return to compete in the MotoGP™ World Championship after being absent for more than 40 years. The Italian manufacturer will join forces with the Forward Racing team, whose joint efforts will ensure that the legendary bike will be battling it out in the Moto2™ class.
A four-year deal between Giovanni Cuzari’s Forward Racing and Giovanni Castiglioni's MV has been agreed, and winning in Grand Prix motorcycle racing will be the aim for both parties. The new bike will be on track in July, as Forward Racing and MV take part in private tests, seeing the Italian factory lap it’s first Grand Prix prototype for 42 years.
MV Agusta has a rich history on the motorcycle Grand Prix racing scene, with MotoGP™ Legend Giacomo Agostini winning five consecutive 350cc and 500cc World Championships between 1968 and 1972.