The history of motorcycle racing is closely linked to MV Agusta’s history, the most successful European motorcycle manufacturer of all time, with 75 world titles (38 rider and 37 manufacturer) from 1952 to 1974. The MV Agusta team lined up at the start for the very first race of the series that has become the MotoGP™ World Championship. At the beginning Carlo Ubbiali scored a fourth place, and then won the race the following week in the Netherlands.
It was July the 3rd, 1949. John Surtees, Ubbiali himself, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and then, of course, Giacomo Agostini: riders who became legends and who defined the history of motorcycling, riding a MV Agusta motorcycle. A legend that also marked Italian history, with MV Agusta as symbol of the rebirth and success of an entire nation.
Forty-two years later, MV Agusta is back, with a leading role as the Italian manufacturer joins the Moto2™ World Championship with Forward Racing Team.
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