Christian Iddon and Roberto Rolfo have been named as ParkinGO MV Agusta's signings for its return to the World Supersport Championship in 2013.
MV Agusta makes its international racing comeback in 2013 after enlisting Giuliano Rovelli's ParkinGO outfit – champions with Chaz Davies and Yamaha in 2011 – to front its effort, the manufacturer opting for a blend of experience and youth when choosing Rolfo and Iddon as its riders.
A relative newcomer to short course racing, multiple British Supermoto champion Iddon will make his debut on the world stage next year having taken notable strides during two seasons of British Supersport competition, culminating in his run to fourth overall in 2012 aboard a Triumph.
Branding the deal to join MV Agusta in the World Supersport Championship as a 'dream come true', Iddon admits there will be challenges ahead but he is confident he can make an impression.
"Concluding this agreement with Giuliano and ParkinGO is the realisation of a dream and is an incredible opportunity for my career,” said Iddon, who joins BSS runner-up Jack Kennedy on the WSS grid next year.
“I'll have to get used to 11 tracks completely new to me and then the concentration will be important, but I believe we can run with the best and challenge. In any case, there is great potential and I am confident we have the team to exploit this.
“I want to thank ParkinGO and MV Agusta for their trust. I have a contract with an official team and a prestigious brand in only my fourth year of racing on the track, so this is a dream come true. "
Rolfo, meanwhile, brings experience of racing at MotoGP, Moto2 and World Superbike level with him, though this will be the first time the 32-year-old has raced in the Supersport class.
“I'm really happy to be able to race with MV Agusta in 2013 in a professional like ParkinGO. I want to thank them for the unique opportunity to run with a historic brand like MV, the year of their return to competition. I am very motivated and I will put all my efforts to achieve the objectives and be at the top of the class.”
One of six different manufacturers to be competing at WSS level next season – alongside Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Triumph and Suzuki - ParkinGO MV Agusta will run the three-cylinder F3
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