2008 possibly Carl Fogarty as team owner on F4 312 - MVAgusta.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
King of Carbon
 
DesignCorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: London
Posts: 1,586
Send a message via Skype™ to DesignCorse
Post 2008 possibly Carl Fogarty as team owner on F4 312

Some info from moto-euro Magazine thought is of intrest :

MV Agusta is about to reveal the model which will form the basis of its return to World Championship racing in 2008, in the World Superbike category, the dual-injector F4 312 fitted with a shorter-stroke one-litre version of the motor powering the 1078 CC ultrabike launched at the EICMA Show last November, and now in production. This name refers to the 312 kph top speed at which the streetlegal prototype has been trapped in testing on the Nardo bankings in southern Italy – though the fact that the Ferrari 312 was also one of the prestigious car factory’s most legendary and successful sports racing cars won’t hurt!.

However, contrary to reports elsewhere, MV has no plans to go World Superbike racing in 2007 with former world champion Carl Fogarty’s British-based race team, having always recognized that it lacks the capacity at present to supply sufficient parts and factory backup to support such an effort, as well as the two-man AMA Superbike team being run this year by US importer Eraldo Ferracci, and the Italian factory’s determined onslaught on the FIM Superstock World Cup which it came so close to clinching last season. “We’ve talked with Fogarty, and will be happy to race with him in 2008,” says MV president Claudio Castiglioni, “but we must approach this calmly, and in a measured way. When MV Agusta returns to World Championship competition, it must be with the ability to be competitive from the very first race, and to challenge for victory throughout the season. We always targeted 2008 as our debut year in the World Superbike series, when we will have sufficient resources to fully support such a challenge. If Fogarty is still interested in racing with us then, we will be happy to do so with him.”

Such a back-to-the-future combination would be very poignant, since it was for Castiglioni, then owner of Ducati, that Fogarty won the first two of his four World Superbike titles in 1994-95. The idea of the two reuniting to bring the Ferrari of two wheels that MV Agusta represents, back to the racetracks in competition with the Alfa Romeo of bikes that Ducati may be considered as, especially by non-Italians, will give an added twist to a very Latin scenario – especially if another former Ducati World Superbike champion, Neil Hodgson, ends up being one of the riders, as seems likely. And with the extensive workshops and development facilities which Foggy Racing has established in Britain as a direct spinoff of its five-year involvement with the Petronas FP-1 Superbike project, and its close links to several key suppliers in the British Formula 1 industry contrasting with Ducati’s links with its Ferrari neighbours, a thrilling confrontation seems set in store for 2008.
DesignCorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 12:03 PM
Ambassador / 007

Waiting for new bike
 
pigiolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Imola Bologna
Posts: 6,135
Send a message via Skype™ to pigiolino
Quote:
Originally Posted by MVMANIA
Some info from moto-euro Magazine thought is of intrest :

MV Agusta is about to reveal the model which will form the basis of its return to World Championship racing in 2008, in the World Superbike category, the dual-injector F4 312 fitted with a shorter-stroke one-litre version of the motor powering the 1078 CC ultrabike launched at the EICMA Show last November, and now in production. This name refers to the 312 kph top speed at which the streetlegal prototype has been trapped in testing on the Nardo bankings in southern Italy – though the fact that the Ferrari 312 was also one of the prestigious car factory’s most legendary and successful sports racing cars won’t hurt!.

However, contrary to reports elsewhere, MV has no plans to go World Superbike racing in 2007 with former world champion Carl Fogarty’s British-based race team, having always recognized that it lacks the capacity at present to supply sufficient parts and factory backup to support such an effort, as well as the two-man AMA Superbike team being run this year by US importer Eraldo Ferracci, and the Italian factory’s determined onslaught on the FIM Superstock World Cup which it came so close to clinching last season. “We’ve talked with Fogarty, and will be happy to race with him in 2008,” says MV president Claudio Castiglioni, “but we must approach this calmly, and in a measured way. When MV Agusta returns to World Championship competition, it must be with the ability to be competitive from the very first race, and to challenge for victory throughout the season. We always targeted 2008 as our debut year in the World Superbike series, when we will have sufficient resources to fully support such a challenge. If Fogarty is still interested in racing with us then, we will be happy to do so with him.”

Such a back-to-the-future combination would be very poignant, since it was for Castiglioni, then owner of Ducati, that Fogarty won the first two of his four World Superbike titles in 1994-95. The idea of the two reuniting to bring the Ferrari of two wheels that MV Agusta represents, back to the racetracks in competition with the Alfa Romeo of bikes that Ducati may be considered as, especially by non-Italians, will give an added twist to a very Latin scenario – especially if another former Ducati World Superbike champion, Neil Hodgson, ends up being one of the riders, as seems likely. And with the extensive workshops and development facilities which Foggy Racing has established in Britain as a direct spinoff of its five-year involvement with the Petronas FP-1 Superbike project, and its close links to several key suppliers in the British Formula 1 industry contrasting with Ducati’s links with its Ferrari neighbours, a thrilling confrontation seems set in store for 2008.

I'm very very happy to read this news about NEW 312!!
pier



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Last edited by pigiolino; 02-09-2007 at 03:22 PM.
pigiolino is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 01:35 PM
Established Member
 
jsdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 230
Thanks for posting that.

It is a great to see the press begin to talk about the new F4 312.

I can't wait for more news and pics.

Joe

2005 MV Agusta F4-1000 S
1998 Suzuki TL1000R sold
1990 Suzuki GSXR1100 sold
1987 Yamaha FZR 600 sold
jsdp is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 01:39 PM
Smile

Short stroke motor eh??? Whats that going to rev to then!!!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Keep one wheel down!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


No MV's in the garage anymore
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
But...…..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
john is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 03:05 PM
Senior Member
 
mikef4uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chester UK
Posts: 5,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by john
Short stroke motor eh??? Whats that going to rev to then!!!!!
Just means ther will be another 2000 rpm that you won't use on top of the existing unused 3000rpm

(This reply has not been checked for punctuation, grammar, or spelling mistakes and is devoid of any big long cleverwords or condescending manner)


MV's all gone now, still have a soft spot for MV's, waiting for MV to tick all my boxes again.
Previously (and about 40 others)748SP, S4, S4R, 98R1, 2000 F4, F41000S, F41000R, 08R1, 09R1, S1000RR, RSV4 Factory aPRC in Garage now
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mikef4uk is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 403
Wow. How exciting. Good stuff. That thing is going to be a beast.
jdog is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 02:56 PM
Senior Member
 
style_one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: mary's land, USA
Posts: 3,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikef4uk
Just means ther will be another 2000 rpm that you won't use on top of the existing unused 3000rpm
style_one is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 05:40 PM
Senior Member
 
MVASyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,049
Send a message via AIM to MVASyd
Wow. I will have to learn to be a Fogarty and Hodgoson fan...but so be it..this is great news.
How about getting Bayliss to defect?
Or get Corser as he is a great development rider?
Or get an Italian on it?...Biagi?

MVA Sydney
MVASyd is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
 
devilboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: bridlington
Posts: 1,321
great news!!
devilboy is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Senior Member
 
dearpixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 922
Come on MV, get in there and let the races begin...!
dearpixel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome