WSBK – WSBK: Marco Melandri will not ride the MV Agusta Superbike in 2016 – Occasions MV AGUSTA

WSBK: Marco Melandri will not ride the MV Agusta Superbike in 2016

WSBK - WSBK: Marco Melandri will not ride the MV Agusta Superbike in 2016 - Occasions MV AGUSTA

In anticipation since leaving the Aprilia team in MotoGP in the middle of last season, Marco Melandri expected to bounce back in World Superbike in 2016 with MV Agusta, following his tests on the F4 RC last fall. .

But this track will not succeed, reveals the Hedgehog of Ravenna on Twitter .

In anticipation since his departure from the Aprilia team in MotoGP, Marco Melandri expected to bounce back in World Superbike in 2016 with MV Agusta, following his. But this track will not succeed, reveals the Hedgehog of Ravenna on .

"I don’t want to be just a number"

"No WSBK for me", slices the n ° 33 by reaffirming his will to race in conditions allowing him to play the win. "Thanks to all the people who have tried everything to make it happen, but the conditions are not right to do well. I don’t want to be just a number.".

For the record, the 33-year-old Italian rider had let it be known that he would be ready to ride "for free" if he was offered a competitive motorcycle, with which he would be able to achieve his goal: "to come back to win". 

"If I am given this opportunity, I will even do it for free. But I would like to obtain specific conditions because I have been accepting compromises and projects for too many years that have not been put together by me", had- he declared to the Gazetta dello Sport, immediately attracting the wrath of several of his competitors who had deemed this proposal to roll with the eye to make little sense !

Variable geometry motivation

250 cc world champion in 2002 then MotoGP vice-world champion in 2005 on the Gresini team Honda, Marco Melandri is undoubtedly one of the most talented riders of his generation. Able to alternate strokes of genius and long periods of doubt, the Italian is also known for his motivation with variable geometry, at the origin of his career in roller coaster..

Integrated into the Superbike from 2010 to 2014, he returned to MotoGP last year – against his will – to develop the new MotoGP Aprilia, on which the "Super Maccio" never felt comfortable..

Demotivated as much as possible by this "forced" transfer, Melandri had left the team managed by Fausto Gresini during the season and was looking for a good handlebars to try to play the title in WSBK.

His tests in Jerez (Spain) on the news and the possible contract that could have ensued seemed to represent his last chance to achieve his ends.

Will this new setback be the last for Marco Melandri, whose possible integration into the MV Agusta team was viewed with a very negative light by the current driver of the Italian brand, Leon Camier? To follow naturally on MNC: stay connected !

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