As the 2013 season comes to an end, the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team has presented its MotoGP and Moto2 lineup for the upcoming 2014 season.
Forward Racing will take part with two riders in the MotoGP category for the third consecutive year. In this third season, the team will be count with the experience of Yamaha and FTR in entering the new “open” class within MotoGP.
Colin Edwards will once again join the team in this new project and will be teaming up with Spanish rider Aleix Espargaro. Both riders will be doing a three-day test after the Valencia GP in which they will get to ride for the first time the Yamaha – FTR bike.
Colin Edwards: “I am really excited for next year. The majority of my racing carrier has been with Yamaha, from the motocross days through road racing, so I am really excited to get back with Yamaha and obviously to enter into this new project with Forward and FTR. Theoretically on paper it looks like we can compete and right now, as soon as we are done with the season we need to get to work and that’s what I do best so I am really looking forward to it.”
Aleix Espargaro: “After two years with a CRT bike, which have been very good for me, I think the time has come for me to make a change. Forward Racing approached me with an offer, a very exciting and ambitious project involving Yamaha and FTR. I believe it can be a competitive bike and the project itself with the team is something that I am excited about. I look forward to riding the bike, test, work hard and see how far we can go with it.”
Simone Corsi: “I am really happy to have reached an agreement with NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team for 2014. Even if we have not been able to achieve the results that we would have hoped for this season we will try again in 2014. Thursday and Friday after Valencia the new adventure begins with FTR: I have ridden their bike in the past, they will follow us closely and we will aim to get good results.”
Mattia Pasini: “I am very happy to be continuing with the team for a second year: the goal is to continue improving. At the beginning of the season we started off further behind then we expected but little by little and a lot of hard work we have improved. Unfortunately we have not been able to get where we wanted but continuing to work with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing is what seems best. It is important to provide continuity to this project, keep working very hard and not repeat past mistakes.”