Making a return to the top flight of two-wheeled motorsport in the Moto2 Championship is MV Agusta, after an absence of 42 years. The race effort will be in partnership with Italian outfit Forward Racing Team, currently racing with Suter motorcycles.

A prototype MV Agusta Moto2 race machine is currently under development, with a track debut scheduled for mid-2018. “MV Agusta is the most successful brand in history of motorcycling” said Giovanni Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta. “The return of MV Agusta to the Grand Prix is a great honour for me.”

Many know Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta for its financial turmoil and the recent shutting down of its Malaysian distributor. However, MV Agusta is the most successful European manufacturer in the then Motorcycle Grand Prix, with 75 world titles – 38 rider and 37 manufacturer – from 1952 to 1974.