The German has had an impressive rookie campaign with seven rostrums to his name and will stay in place for 2024 as he looks to build on this campaign
Marcel Schroetter will remain with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse squad for 2024 after he announced his future in the FIM Supersport World Championship. The German made his debut at the end of the 2022 season as a wildcard before competing full-time this year on the MV F3 800 RR machine, alongside Bahattin Sofuoglu. Although it’s the latter who took MV Agusta’s sole win this year so far, Schroetter has impressed with his pace and consistency to sit third in the standings with one round to go.
The 30-year-old was a regular inside the top ten from the start of his rookie season, taking seventh at the iconic Phillip Island venue in Race 1 before finishing fourth in Race 2. Two more top five finishes came in Indonesia before his first WorldSSP podium in Race 1 at Assen, and he backed that up with fourth in Race 2. The #23 took two more podiums at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, finishing second in each race, before third at Misano. In Barcelona, teammate Sofuoglu led an MV Agusta 1-2 in Race 2 with the pair finishing 0.420s apart.
Donington Park proved tricky for the rookie with a P8 and a retirement to his name before bouncing back in style in Race 1 at Imola with second. Another podium followed at the Autodrom Most, again it was second place, before slipping off the rostrum in France. It took just one round for the German to be back on the podium, with second in Race 1 at Aragon, before two fourth place finishes at Portimao. The WorldSSP campaign finishes at Jerez at the end of the month and Schroetter has already wrapped up third in the standings. He’s 62 points ahead of Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing Team) in fourth and 75 behind Stefano Manzi (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) in second.
Despite his impressive showings so far, Schroetter’s future wasn’t known until today when he revealed he had signed with Andrea Quadranti’s squad for 2024. Expanding on his renewal, the seven-time podium finisher said: "I am very happy and also glad that I can continue with MV Agusta in WorldSSP. Of course, I looked at other options, which is normal, but in the end, MV Agusta and my current team offered me the best package. I also feel that there has been a lot of motivation rising this year, as we have been able to achieve strong results. We also clearly noticed where we still need to catch up compared to other manufacturers and in which areas we need to improve. I sense a lot of enthusiasm within the team, including from the team boss, to take the next steps and improve some things.
"It starts with more tests I asked for and get promised now, as well as further developments to the bike and the material will be increasingly pushed. That also increases my motivation to fight for victories with this package, the bike, and the brand, and hopefully to be able to intervene a bit more in the fight for the title next year, or to fight for the title. That is definitely our goal together. I am already excited and looking forward to working on how much we can improve our package because I am really happy to be part of this project.”
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