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2008 World Superbike dreams 4-MV Agusta F4 1000R

Finally, we spoke to Federico Totti at the MV Agusta racing department. Totti explained to us how MV Agusta aims at being on the World Superbike paddock with the F41000R in 2008 and how to get there. “We have two different projects next year; one in the Italian superbike championship and one in the AMA. This is our starting procedure for 2008 World Superbike effort. The programme is not sure yet and it depends on the AMA results. The English and American championships are the most important to us, we need to sell bikes! But we have in our mind to start the World Superbike efforts in 2008.” “It is very important to be racing for MV Agusta. We have a name and history and we can’t just go into World Superbike without knowing we will get good results.” “We will continue with our current riders next year. For 2008 we need a very fast rider and it is not important where he is from (TS: I mentioned Biaggi again…). We want to find persons that believe in the project, it is important that the person we are looking for is a MV rider more than a superstar.”

Totti about the 1000cc in-line four engine: “We have a good engine, but we are testing some specs on the engine to bring it to the same level as the other WSB engines. We are being smart and testing now without the WSB pressure. Step by step is the way forward for us. Even superstock racing will be very difficult for us next year. Ducati will be allowed to race the 1098 in superstock and they are very strong. To increase the power is the most difficult part. We can make the exhaust lighter and improve a lot, but it is difficult to find the correct balance. We can have a lot of power, but in a small range. Less power is better for the handling, but horsepower and the balance is the most difficult for us now.”

I ended our conversation by saying good luck and that I really hope to see MV Agusta with the F4 1000R on the World Superbike paddock in 2008. Words: Tor Sagen/Photo: MV Agusta

http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/News/2007_MV_Agusta_and_Cagiva.htm
 

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wow , good find . cool read . not to put any pressure on matt lynn or luca <sarcasium >but looks like they are banking on thier success , which would move traditional marketing powers , which assumes they will sell more bikes .

mv executives ...." ok look here matt if u dont win , u will not only jepordize ur job , as all racers do , but ur also gonna put a whole company out of buisness , an no christmas presents for our kids " good luck ..fuck talk about pressure
 
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