MV Agusta Earns Debut Supersport Pole at Imola
MV Agusta World Supersport News
At the Phillip Island opening round of the 2014 World Supersport Championship, MV Agusta earned its first-ever victory in the series with Julez Cluzel at the controls of the Yakhnich Motorsport F3 675.
The win was also the first for Varese-based MV Agusta in 38 years. The last rider to acheive the feat was Giacomo Agostini at Nurburgring, Germany, back in 1976.
And as development continues on the F3 675, another record was earned – MV Agusta’s first World Supersport pole position, which arrived at Imola WSS this past weekend.
Cluzel was able to secure the pole ahead of the reigning World Supersport Champion, Kawasaki’s Kenan Sofouglu.
Despite the pole at round four of 2014 World Supersport, though, Cluzel suffered in the race. He held the lead for the first six laps, but ran off the track a few times. He fought back for points, eventually finishing 15th. As for his teammate, Vladimir Leonov had a bad start and eventually retired.
“Today I really wanted to get off to a great start and not lose any positions. Unluckily – and I’m still not sure why – by lap seven my rear tyre was already chewed to pieces. I just tried to hold my position and finish the race as best I could,” Cluzel says.
The World Supersport series now breaks for a week before heading to Donington Park in the UK.