MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team, which will be participating in the World Supersport Championship, has chosen Federico Fuligni for the 2019 season. The Italian rider will join already confirmed Raffaele De Rosa.
After last season as a rookie in the Moto2 World Championship with Tasca Racing Team, Federico now tackles a new challenge, once again as a rookie, in the World SSP600 Championship.
Fuligni commented: “After a difficult season in Moto2, I was looking to jump start my career as a rider and I evaluated various opportunities along with my coach, Alex De Angelis. One of those opportunities was the project that Giovanni Cuzari has been working on for some time now with the MV Agusta F2 in the Moto2 World Championship, where I will be involved as a third rider, and it came up as we were speaking. Everyone has had very positive things to say about the team, made up of highly experienced people who are, above all, passionate about their work. So, it didn’t take much at all to reach an agreement with Andrea Quadranti, because we both want the same thing, that is results. MV Agusta is already a key player in this category, and sights are set on victory. I am seeking redemption after a difficult season, where the results were lacking partially for physical reasons. Motivation is high, and I want to work hard with the new team to achieve excellent results for myself and, above all, for all the fans. I am proud to represent this glorious brand in this category that uses a 3-cylinder engine, just like the new Moto2 bike, a category I will try to get back to as soon as I have achieved the right results.”
Andrea Quadranti, MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team Principal: “I’m happy to be able to welcome a young a promising rider to our team like Federico, with such a great desire for redemption and to get into the game in a new category. On our part, we will guarantee maximum support for both Federico and Raffaele.”