In a surprise signing, Tommaso Marcon will join MV Agusta in the World Championship contesting European races.
21-year-old Tommasco Marcon will ride for the MV Agusta Moto2 team in the World Championship as their third rider, but in a surprise twist, he will not be racing the full calendar and will instead race select Moto2 races in Europe to gain experience of the world championship ahead of a potential full-time ride in 2022. This means that Simone Corsi and Lorenzo Baldassarri remain in their current rides with the team with Marcon joining them.
He has previous experience in the world championship riding some replacement rides for the Speed Up and RW Racing teams in Moto2 and rode for the Tech3 MotoE team also last year, over in the CEV Moto2 Championship he has an impressive record taking P4 overall in 2019 with 3 podiums and multiple top 5 finishes and a staggering 0 DNF’s, finishing every race in the points.
Aside from racing these European rounds he will remain on standby for the team and will be able to replace one of their full-time riders if they are unable to race which is a valuable addition to the team.
Giovanni Cuzari, Team Principle: “I am very happy to have the Tommaso in the family and I am sure that the MV Agusta Forward Racing Team will be the right environment for him. Tommaso comes from a team that I respect a lot (Tech3) and I am sure we will do a great job together. Our intention is to prepare the young rider for next season as official rider for the whole Championship in 2022. Welcome Tommy!”
Tommaso Marcon: “I’m very happy to join the MV Agusta Forward Racing family. This year I’ll have the opportunity to compete with the best in the world, even if only for a few races, and it’s an incredible opportunity for me to do even more and better. I have always dreamed of being a rider and I want this challenge to be the start of a great adventure. I can’t wait to test the bike on track after this long winter. Talking to the guys in the team I know they will do their best to put me in the best possible condition. I know I will have a lot to learn and I feel ready both physically and mentally to train, improve and to be fast. Thanks for the opportunity to all the guys and to Giovanni.”
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