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Takahashi teams up with NGM Mobile Forward Racing in 2012

Yuki Takahashi signed a one-year contract with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team and will ride alongside Moto2 and MotoGP veteran Alex De Angelis for the 2012 season.

Upon confirmation of the deal the experienced Japanese rider and his new team outlined their goal, which is to compete for the podium and a possible win at every race, with the ultimate aim of a top three finish in the final ranking.

”I'm really excited about joining the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team in Moto2,” declared the 27 year old. “It represents a new challenge to me because everything changes: team, bike and chassis. My goal this year is to win the Championship. The NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team and Suter have shown to be competitive during the previous 2 seasons and I’ll give 100% to reach our objective.”

The Sporting Director of the team, Marco Curioni, was also enthused by the decision. “I’m very glad we reached an agreement with Yuki for next season. We are convinced that our technical material and the support from Suter will permit us to fight constantly for the positions on the top of the timesheets and I’m really looking forward to see him and Alex fighting for the win and podiums at every single race. Yuki is not just an extraordinarily professional rider but he is also an easy-going, down to earth person and I think it will be a pleasure to work with him. He definitely is the right person in the right place.”

Takahashi began his career in MotoGP as a 125cc wild card back in 2001 and surprised everyone with a third place finish in the 2002 250cc Pacific Grand Prix, his first appearance on a Honda 250. The 2012 season will be his seventh full-time campaign in the World Championship in which he has taken 3 wins and a total of 11 podiums.

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Moto2, 2011, Yuki Takahashi, NGM Forward Racing

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