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Scassa denies MV Agusta Supersport reports

Luca Scassa says he will not be riding an Alstare-run MV Agusta F3 in the 2012 World Supersport Championship.
Luca Scassa says there is no truth to rumours placing him on an Alstare-prepared MV Agusta Supersport machine in 2012.

The Italian, who has previously raced with the iconic motorcycling marque in the CIV Italian and AMA Superbike series', has been linked to riding on the firm's new F3 machine in the World Supersport Championship under the guidance of recently-departed WSBK team Alstare.

However, though Scassa – a three-time WSS race winner with ParkinGO Yamaha in 2011 – admits the idea of re-joining MV Agusta appeals to him, the rumours are otherwise false.

“MV Agusta for 2012 !?!? Would be very nice but I deny the news. I'll keep you updated as soon as I can,” Scassa wrote on his official Facebook page.

With Suzuki withdrawing its backing from Alstare in the World Superbike Championship, Francis Batta revealed he had been keen to form a relationship with MV Agusta for a possible entry in 2012. However, while the Belgian recently insisted he had held no formal talks with the manufacturer, a potential deal may still be forthcoming.

MV Agusta has not competed in the World Superbike Championship since 2007 when Christian Zaiser raced a privately-funded F4 for the LBR Racing Team.


Tagged as: F3 , Alstare , MV Agusta , luca scassa

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kirk66 - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 5:03 PM

Word games....... In 2007, I was working for Atlanta Triumph Ducati and operated my own motorcycle insurance agency. That dealer sold MVs. When Ferracci decided to go Superbike racing again he chose the MV because he was the largest importer of the bikes. Scassa rode for the team that year. In the Atlanta round race 1 one Scassa's bike broke (rear hub I think) but he finished 8th. The part that failed they did not have on the truck. Ferracci literally had our lead master tech (who was wrenching for MV that weekend) walk up to vendor row and TAKE a stock F4 out of the tent and hijacked the parts off the bike that they needed to compete in race 2 where he finished 12th. Point is that he is familiar with the equipment. Can race it competently and if it's a "factory" backed effort should be able to race it in the top 10 most of the time. I hope that he gets that chance with MV. He would make the team proud and he could definately score points and maybe even get into the top 5 on occassio



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