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If Villa were...a MotoGP team

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If Villa were...a MotoGP team

Our latest edition of 'If Villa were', where we re-imagine the club in different sporting worlds, sees us head to the racetrack.

Ahead of the MotoGP finale in Spain, we thought it was a perfect time to explore our identity in the form of a race team.

Here's how we might look in the fastest two-wheel sport on the planet...

The bike...

Predominantly claret with flashes of white and blue, our Villa-ised two-wheeler in-keeps with our tradition, but with a stylish, contemporary twist.

If Villa were - Moto GP

It also possesses small details such as the year we were formed, a play on our hashtag – #PartOfTheRide – and the No.7 – a nod to our League Championship and FA Cup title count.

That is all, of course, headed up by our club crest at the front.

Seventh heaven 

If our league titles were transferred to MotoGP championships, we'd be up there with the very best in history.

Only Giacomo Agostini with eight would boast more crowns, and we'd be tied with a certain Valentino Rossi – perhaps the most iconic figure to ever grace the sport.

In terms of a team, Suzuki have won seven MotoGP constructors' titles, and are fourth on the all-time list of most successful engineers.

Any links?

Our former defender Olof Mellberg once visited Wolverhampton speedway, mingling with the stars of the show. 

Mellberg Speedway

He met with a fellow Swede, Peter Karlsson, who showed him the tricks of the trade and the secrets behind controlling the nimble machines.

The event saw our former hero as Karlsson's guest of honour at a testimonial meeting. 

The duo are from the same village in Sweden and Mellberg's parents taught Karlsson at school.

Next up

Keep tabs across our Official Facebook and Instagram pages later this week for our latest offering of 'If Villa Were'.

This one sees us revert back to the ball-game world, ahead of a certain event Down Under in the coming days...

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 14th November 2017