Ex-WSBK rider Iannuzzo joins Tsingtao MV Agusta

Vittorio Iannuzzo will ride the Tsingtao MV Agusta in 2015 as the Italian marque returns to the British Superbike Championship.
Ex-WSBK rider Iannuzzo joins Tsingtao MV Agusta

Tsingtao Racing has taken the wraps off MV Agusta F4 it will enter into the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship, with former World Superbike rider Vittorio Iannuzzo tasked with riding it.

The team, which stepped up to the Superbike ranks in 2014 with Kawasaki machinery, announced earlier in the year its plans to bring MV Agusta into both BSB and British Supersport.

Taking the wraps off the bike at the Motorcycle Live show, Tsingtao MV Agusta also revealed Iannuzzo would ride the F4RR, the experienced Italian coming to the series having amassed numerous WSBK starts and a European Superstock 1000 title.

"I am really excited about this new challenge with the Tsingtao MV Agusta team. For every rider it is a dream to race in BSB, but to do it with a top team and top factory bike is even better! I expect a lot from this project and I am sure that with good team work we can move closer to the top. I need to thank the team for this opportunity and I will be giving it everything all season."

The latest step in MV Agusta's plan to return to high-level racing having returned to WSBK and WSS in recent years, MV Agusta UK manager Mark Franklin is confident the bike will make a good impression on proceedings.

"We are very excited to be supporting and working with Tsingtao Racing for the 2015 season. This is a great opportunity to introduce our historic 37 time championship-winning brand back into a prestigious race series such as BSB and also a good opportunity for spectators to see new machinery compete with the existing paddock.

Tsingtao MV Agusta will also enter the Supersport class with Luke Hedger and Luke Jones riding the F3.

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