The team Yakhnich Motorsport is the champion in the Supersport class in the World Superbike Championship in 2013. In early November Yakhnich Motorsport and MV Agusta Motor SpA have signed the agreement of the establishment the official factory racing team «MV Agusta Reparto Corse-Yakhnich Motorsport».
In 2014 the team will perform in both top classes of the WSBK – Superbike and Supersport. In the Superbike class the team presents Claudio Corti on F4 RR, in the Supersport – Vladimir Leonov and Jules Cluzel on F3 675. Today Yakhnich Motorsport is a huge coordinated multinational structure, ensuring the successful participation their sportsmen in competitions of the highest level.
The team Yakhnich Motorsport was established in 2007. At that time in the team were two female riders Nadezda Yakhnich and Nataliya Lyubimova. In their first racing season they won main prizes in the Russian Road Racing Championship taken the first and the second places. Also Yakhnich Motorsport riders took active part in the European championship and the Italian women Championship.
In the season 2011 the team was reinforced by two male riders. Vladimir Leonov – professional rider who took part in Moto2 and STOCK600. Sergey Vlasov won the Russian Cup in 2010 in the class Stock600. In 2011 both riders presented the team in stongest European championships – CIV and Trofeo R6 Cup. In the end Leonov took the third place in CIV and was in TOP-10 on the last stage of the World Superbike championship in the Supersport class.
In 2012 the team decided to enter the Eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Vladimir Leonov took two podiums, one – in Assen and the second – in Moscow Raceway during the first Russian stage of the World Superbike Championship.
In 2013 the team signed the contract with bronze winner of the World Superbike Championship of the season 2012 – Sam Lowes. During 13 stages Sam Lowes won 9 pole-positions, 6 first places and 5 second. He became the champion in the Supersport class in 2013. Vladimir Leonov took the 10 the place in the Championship.
The President's adress
A man remains a man till he is interested in something new, sets himself interesting goals, enjoys victories and experiences difficult happiness of overcoming. To become better, higher and freer – that’s the worthy aim of living. The world around us is full of chances to show our worth, to become somebody else, to find new friends and like-minded people. Motor-sport is one of the most beautiful and at the same time maximally available ways to make your dreams come true. To join in it means to look at the world in a different way. Motor-sport has helped a lot of people to discover new talents and start new life. It gives you a chance to become somebody else: a winner, a superman, a reliable friend. It helps you to become yourself.
President of Yakhnich Motorsport