Bike Devil will bring you exclusive behind the scenes insights, quotes and gossip from the Bike Devil Insurance MV Agusta Team at each round of the British Superbike Championship and everything in between.
In our first instalment, we sit down for a chat with Team Principal Dave Tyson just after his Bike Devil Insurance MV Agusta squad return to BSB with Danny Kent.
Dave Tyson said: “This has certainly felt like a long time coming, but I was certain that 2019 would see an MV Agusta on the grid and its great to have Danny Kent on board the Bike Devil Insurance backed machine. To come into the championship at round 6 is extremely hard as teams around us have had 8 months of testing and data, where we are starting from scratch.
The first round at Snetterton was tough as we found the gremlins we normally find out in Spain in front of the cameras and meant we couldn’t hide them like everyone else. We took some stick on social media and that was expected, however for us it was a tough, but, character building weekend. What it meant was that we needed to work hard over the 10 days between the rounds and get the problems fixed ready for our local round at Thruxton.
Thruxton was a good weekend were we got through to Q2 and showed good pace in Race 1 until Danny suffered with Arm pump and then Race 2 was stop start so never really got back in a rhythm after a tough start due to the clutch issue.
“I really want to thank everyone who is involved in the team, from the outside it might not look like much has changed from the World Superbike we started with – but everything from electronics, engine spec, through to special component parts from our sponsors have meant this is an evolving bike and will get better. The team have worked tirelessly over the last few months to get the bike ready, so it’s fantastic that all their hard work is starting to pay off.
The results at Thruxton were not as high as we wanted however showed good pace all weekend and the bike was reliable every session.
We now have a few technical improvements we can make and with the support of Reparto Corse we will make them in time for Cadwell Park.”