Jacobsen stamps his authority on the WorldSSP class and proves America still deserves a seat at world-level motorcycle racing.

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Solid performance for MV Agusta Reparto Corse
at Portimao test

MV Agusta Reparto Corse successfully concluded its pre-season testing in both WorldSBK and WorldSSP.In WorldSSP, a brilliant performance by new team riders, American rider Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen who quickly settled into his MV Agusta F3 and made the fastest lap time recorded on the WorldSSP chart, with a 1’46 “229 lap time.

Patrick PJ Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP rider – Testing was very good over these two days. I am very happy with the team and everyone is working really hard. I now look forward to race in Phillip Island and I am sure things will go great and we will continue to improve the next time we will be out on track. Thanks to my team for this great work.

Five positions behind his American teammate, Alessandro Zaccone, the other new MV Agusta rider completed his second test with the Italian iconic manufacturer before the beginning of the European Supersport Cup.

Alessandro Zaccone #61 European SSP rider – Today we did a nice job. Unfortunately, yesterday I came down with the flu and I couldn’t ride at my best. Still, we managed to constantly improve and in the morning we lowered lap time by 1.5s from the previous day. To be honest, I am very happy with all the guys on the team and the bike has so much potential, I love it and can not wait to get back on track.

In WorldSBK, Leon Camier managed to finish 5th on the time sheets, only 0.5s off the fastest time recorded over the weekend.

The fast Brit rider and his team worked hard during this second and last testing day; along the 81 laps he rode on the Portuguese track, Camier and the MV Agusta mechanics were able to test new solutions on the MV Agusta F4 RC chassis, introducing new weight balancing and refining the electronics as well.

With such a high amount of laps achieved, Camier was able to constantly improve his pace, and now looks forward to the next track session at Phillip Island in Australia, for the upcoming official WorldSBK test.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK rider – I am really happy with the test. I didn’t expect to be as close to the front guys as we were but I had great confidence with the bike and I was able to push really hard. The team is working really well together and made great improvements with the electronics as well. I look forward to the next track session in Phillip Island.

The 2017 World Supersport looks set to bring podiums for MV Agusta Reparto Corse with new riders, PJ Jacobsen (USA) and Alessandro Zaccone (ITA) riding the F3 675 RC. Their F3 675 RC will be the updated 2017 street model that has had an extensive list of updates throughout the chassis, engine and electronics, giving the team a competitive edge.

 

Laguna Seca Round – 7-9 July

MV Agusta USA Team intends to exhibit at Laguna Seca for the WSBK weekend (7-9 July), showcasing the latest 2017 models and special editions. Our plan is to have the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team meet fans and sign autographs. More information to follow.