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Can MV Agusta enter MotoGP? Alleged KTM buying interest could be decisive

Motorcycle Sports 10/31/2022 Fábio Fialho
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Since the year 2008, MV Agusta has not had an easy road to travel. Since then, the italian company has been in the hands of Harley-Davidson, which later sold its position, and also Mercedes-AMG. However, since 2018, Timur Sardarov - MV Agusta's current CEO - has commanded the brand's destinies and is looking to bring it back to the level it was at in the past.

As part of that journey, MV Agusta and KTM AG, a subsidiary of Pierer Mobility, recently signed a commercial agreement that provides for the distribution (and related customer support) of italian motorbikes in the United States, Canada and Mexico, allowing the italian brand to grow in these three countries with due support from KTM. Although this is a 'simple' deal, misterhelmet.com even says that the austrian manufacturer is interested in controlling MV Agusta and acquiring the majority of the company by next year, and then having full control by 2024.

Rumours indicate that KTM's idea is to keep the production of the machines in Italy while the management of the company is moved to Austria. The italian website also says that the presence of MV Agusta in MotoGP would be credible for the brand and that it would be of interest to Dorna. Take the case of GASGAS who will arrive in MotoGP next year (after their presence in Moto2 and Moto3) and Husqvarna who will move up to Moto2 in 2023.

If it happens, and it is important to remember that nothing is official and based on rumours, the arrival of MV Agusta in MotoGP would be excellent and beneficial for all involved. If indeed KTM in the future buys and controls the destiny of the house of Varese, an entry in the MotoGP World Championship would not be unreasonable, considering what the Austrians have done with GASGAS and Husqvarna. Until that happens, and if it happens, it will be possible to see and follow the brand and logo of the historic MV Agusta brand in the World Supersport Championship and the Moto2 World Championship.

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