MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov has eyes on MotoGP by the end of the decade

The CEO of MV Agusta has spoken about his plans for the Moto2 championship and how he plans to join the MotoGP championship

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TIMUR Sardarov, the millionaire CEO of MV Agusta, has confirmed that the factory's 2021 Moto2 entry is merely a springboard to take the brand into MotoGP in years to come.

It may come as no surprise to hear that a motorcycle manufacturer with sports bikes in its line-up has eyes on joining the world's biggest motorcycle racing championship, although the Italian brand, until now, has shied away from the series in recent years.

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Now though, after an interview with the website GPOne, Sardarov has confirmed he wants the MV Agusta Moto2 program to be the foundation of a MotoGP team ‘later this decade’.

When asked whether we can see the MV name on bikes in other Grand Prix classes, Sardarov said:

“For Moto3 we don’t have the bike, MotoGP is the path to take. Our company must first learn in Moto2 then slowly move to MotoGP later this decade.”

The intention to take MV Agusta to the top-flight of motorcycle racing is a sound and sensible enough proposal, although one question does still remain – what halo motorcycle product will the team help market?

MotoGP is not a production series, but as the brands that compete have found since the championship’s inception, a 1,000c halo sports bike, with nearly the potential of the racing machines is key. MV doesn’t currently have such a bike. The F4 succumbed to the Euro5 gods and was axed in 2018, although that doesn’t mean it’ll always stay that way.

Rumours of a new 1,000cc sports bike from the Varese factory have been rampant in recent years, and Sardarov poured fuel on the fire with a teasing revelation around a potential successor to the all-conquering F4.

“We are also [in addition to mid-capacity adventure bikes] working on another new engine, it will be unusual, with an architecture that no one else has and will be dedicated to sports bikes. I’m not saying any more, we have a lot to do.”

What would you like to see from the new bike, and how do you think MV Agusta would fair in the MotoGP class?

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