MV Agusta Forward Racing announced that Tommaso Marcon will be the third F2 rider to take part in several European races in the 2021 Moto2 World Championship.
After starting his career in the Italian Moto3 Championship with Gresini’s and the SIC58’s junior teams, the young Italian rider switched to the European Moto2 Championship in 2018. He won the title for best rookie of the year and gained a sixth place in the general standings, making his debut with a podium at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto. In 2019, he finished the season in fourth place, after reaching three podiums during the year. 2019 was also the year during which Marcon made his first MotoGP debut with a replacement in Valencia. In 2020, Tommaso became an official rider for the Tech3 Team in the MotoE.
For the 2021 season, the MV Agusta Forward Racing team will do its best in helping the rider grow as an essential part of the team. Young Tommaso will work alongside Simone and Lorenzo during the entire season, in order to become familiar with the garage and paddock environment.
"I’m very happy to have Tommaso in my family, and I’m sure that the MV Agusta Forward racing Team will be the right environment for him,” team principal Giovanni Cuzari commented. “Tommaso comes from a team that I respect a lot (ed. Tech3), and I’m sure we’ll be able to do a great job together. Our intent is to prepare the young rider for next season for all the races on 2022. Welcome Tommy.”
Tommaso Marcon: "I'm very happy to join the MV Agusta Forward Racing family. This year, I'll have the opportunity to compete with the best in the world, even if only for a few races, and it's an incredible opportunity for me to do even more and better. I’ve always dreamed of being a rider, and I want this challenge to be the start of a great adventure. I can't wait to test the bike on track after this long winter. Talking to the guys on the team, I know they’ll do their best to put me in the best possible condition. I know I’ll have a lot to learn, and I feel ready both physically and mentally to train, improve, and be fast. Thanks for the opportunity to all the guys and to Giovanni."