ZAG Racing from Las Vegas, NV announces today that it has secured the MV Agusta F3, motorcycle and will spend the remainder of the 2013 season developing the machine for a full-time return to AMA Pro Racing in 2014.
After a very successful 2012 debut season in AMA Pro Racing Supersport, the team with rider Javelin Broderick have decided to use the 2013 season to concentrate on building a program strong enough to run at the front of the Supersport field in 2014. ZAG Racing will race in select rounds of the AMA Pro Racing circuit as well as the MWGP, M1GP and WERA rounds on the west coast for the remainder of 2013.
Rider Javelin Broderick
“We had a very good rookie year in 2012 and placed 11th in the championship overall. With the support from our sponsors, primarily Dynojet and Diablo Racing (now FRD Development), we raced all eleven rounds on the circuit and gained valuable information and experience. Now it’s time to build a program that will help us run for podiums and a championship in 2014 and we believe the F3 is the machine that can help us get there”.
Owner Bernie Broderick
“There are a couple of schools of thought on this. Some would think that having a bike that is common in the paddock benefits from the knowledge of the others who race it. After two years of racing the Yamaha R6, I can tell you that no one is going to give up their secrets so that point is flawed. If we continue to race such a common machine, we can only expect to get around a circuit as fast as anyone else running the same machine. The other school says that you should work with a machine that can potentially give you an edge on your competition. We believe that the MV Augusta has significant advantages but it will take some development time to exploit them fully. The bike has complexity with its state of the art electronics package and radical 3-cylinder engine design. All things we know over time we can make the most of. Its debut in Europe with World Supersport team Parkin-Go showed that the bike is a contender and can run at the front even in this early stage of development”.
First stop for the F3 will be Race Tech Suspension in Corona, CA where it will receive personalized treatment from Paul Thede and Rob Brown. The company will build critical components for the machine including G3S shocks and cartridge kits. Then off to Galfer brakes and finally Dynojet in Las Vegas where the initial build will be completed.
Broderick Adds, “We will work hard on this machine for the rest of the year. Javelin will continue to race his current machines until we feel the bike is at a level of competitiveness that allows it to surpass where we are now. I felt it best to keep the pressure off the team this year so that we can focus on real development without the stress of having the bike “battle-ready” every single weekend. Expect to see it at various track days and west coast club races as we push forward toward our 2014 AMA Pro Racing return. You might also be surprised to see it at select AMA Pro Racing Supersport rounds in 2013”!
ZAG Racing LLC is a Las Vegas based Roadracing team in support of AMA Pro Racing “Supersport” rider Javelin Broderick. Team sponsors for 2013 include Race Tech, Dynojet, Hindle, Galfer, Royal Purple, Joe Rocket, Sunstar, Andrew Swenson Design, Zero Gravity, Impact Safe-T-Armor, CT Racing (Pirelli), FRD Development and Sport Rider Magazine,