Yakhnich Motorsport announces the new team in FIM Superbike World Championship in 2015
Yakhnich Motorsport announces about the beginning of a new stage of its development, the new team, that will take part in FIM Superbike World Championship in 2015.
Team’s history in the world championship started in 2012. Starting from that moment the team was presented by the fastest Russian rider Vladimir Leonov. In his debut season he made it twice on the podium of the world championship.
In 2013 the team was strengthened by the young British rider Sam Lowes who prematurely brought the world champion’s title to the team.
In 2014 Yakhnich Motorsport started a joint project with the famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta.
Yakhnich Motorsport’s unique knowledge and experience in racing together with MV Agusta’s high-tech bikes immediately brought the first results. Jules Cluzel won the first round of WSBK. This victory became symbolic for MV Agusta as it was the first victory after 38 years. As in the past Italian bikes are again on top.
The main cooperation goals between Yakhnich Motorsport and MV Agusta apart from sports was a project related to technologies transfer and multinational industrial cooperation. For a variety of economic and political factors this project hasn’t been started in 2014. Parties decided to terminate the joint project “MV Agusta RC - YAKHNICH MOTORSPORT” in the World Championship in 2014.
Starting from the 7th round of the World Superbike Championship, which will be held in Misano, MV Agusta will continue alone without Yakhnich Motorsport as a factory project. Yakhnich Motorsport hands over all its elaborations and know-how to the manufacturer. Jules Cluzel and Claudio Corti will continue to present the factory team.
Yakhnich Motorsport together with Vladimir Leonov and permanent team-manager Natalia Lyubimova will return to the World Championship in 2015 with fully Russian project Yakhnich Motorsport.
Yakhnich Motorsport has the unique experience of creation, revision and preparation bikes for competitions. The company has skills and approved methods of transforming sport achievements of the team in world tournaments in a powerful and effective marketing tool for promoting brands on the Russian and international markets. The abovementioned information makes us confident we are ready to "conquer" the world with our new Russian project!
Yakhnich Alexander, the President of the Yakhnich Motorsport: "I am very grateful to MV Agusta Motor S.p.A and personally Giovanni Castiglioni for the excellent cooperation. I sincerely wish Claudio Corti progress in the development of the bike and Jules Cluzel to win the world title”.