De Rosa and Fuligni complete MV Agusta 2020 line-up

Friday, 27 December 2019 11:29 GMT

The Italian duo will join Randy Krummenacher in a three-pronged attack on the FIM Supersport World Championship title

2019 teammates Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Fuligni will once again line-up alongside each other in the MV AGUSTA Reparto Corse squad, as they join Randy Krummenacher in what is a three-rider assault on WorldSSP glory in 2020. The Italian team will look to get back to winning ways in WorldSSP this season, with reigning Champion Randy Krummenacher and former FIM Europe Superstock 1000 Cup Winner Raffaele De Rosa spearheading the attack.

De Rosa will enter his third season with Andrea Quadranti’s team, having achieved seven podiums across the last two years. Eager to take his first World Supersport race win, De Rosa comes into 2020 off the back of a strong but inconsistent season, where DNFs hindered a credible charge to the title. For Fuligni, it will be a second season in World Supersport and continuity for him is key. The Italian suffered notable injuries at Magny-Cours towards the end of the season and will be returning to action in 2020 with the objective of breaking into the top ten.

Speaking about the prospects of 2020, De Rosa said: “Being able to stay with MV Agusta Reparto Corse was my main wish and so I’m happy that I can do just that. I’ve been working on this project with Andrea and his team for two years and, thanks to our hard work and commitment, we know where to go in terms of developing the bike.

“Having a rider like Randy Krummenacher at my side can only help and motivate us to do better. I’ll give it my all so that 2020 is the year in which we achieve the goals we know are within our reach. I’m not satisfied with last year’s performance and I’m keen to make up for that as soon as possible.”

Quadranti himself was also keen to get started, as his three-rider force looks to be one of the most exciting on the grid next year: “I’m very pleased to be able to entrust our bike to Raffaele for a third consecutive year, particularly because he has not yet been able to express his full potential, for various reasons, and so I’m happy to give him another chance. We will continue to develop our bike along with De Rosa, and I’m sure that having World Champion Krummenacher on our team will motivate him even more. We believe we’ve put together a highly competitive team that will allow us to achieve excellent results.”

MV Agusta as a manufacturer are steeped in history, particularly in the WorldSSP class. Yet to take a win since Roberto Rolfo did so in dramatic fashion at Phillip Island in 2017, the Italian constructor has eight other wins in WorldSSP, along with over 30 other podiums. However, yet to take the WorldSSP title, 2020 could be the year that MV F3 675 strikes back and makes history in securing the brand’s first World Championship since the 1970s.

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