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NGM Mobile Forward Racing presents 2013 line-up in Milan

NGM Mobile Forward Racing presents 2013 line-up in Milan

Milan was the setting on Monday as NGM Mobile Forward Racing staged a presentation of its bikes and riders for the upcoming MotoGP™ season. The attack will be spearheaded by Colin Edwards and Claudio Corti.

As well as competing with American Edwards and Italian Corti, who will contest the sport’s premier class with CRT bikes, Forward will also run four bikes in Moto2™ for Simone Corsi, Alex de Angelis, Mattia Pasini and Ricky Cardús. On Monday the team was unveiled with Stefano Nesi, CEO of title sponsor NGM Mobile, in attendance.

“The same way that NGM has become famous for having doubled the SIM on the mobile phones, we have done the same by doubling the number of riders in our team!” began Team Owner and CEO Giovanni Cuzari. “In the case of the CRTs, the long-term goal is to maintain visibility on-track, even in the case of suffering ‘inconveniences’ and creating a team that has an appealing format for a prospect constructor that might eventually become interested. It is obvious that having two riders allows the team to develop the CRT prototypes at a faster pace.

“In the Moto2 category our expectations are different. We want to see our visibility double, which would be otherwise difficult to do in such a crowded category in which results are the key factor to visibility. This is how we reached a situation of having six riders; two riders in the CRT class of MotoGP and four in Moto2, all riding in the same colors with the hope of providing satisfaction to those who believe in us.”

Having been unhappy with a Suter BMW last season, Edwards and his team have elected to switch to an FTR Kawasaki chassis for 2013.

“Working with the exciting MotoGP project of the NGM Forward Racing Team is leaving everyone at FTR really looking forward to the 2013 season,” adds Chris Herring, FTR Director. “Giovanni and Marco (Curioni, team Managing Director) have worked hard on the project and in the two excellent riders, Colin and Claudio, they have a programme to be very proud of. They have the full backing of FTR and its technical support and development staff and I'm sure the improved performance will be evident on-track throughout the forthcoming campaign.”

In the latest MotoGP™ test session at Sepang in Malaysia last week, Edwards and Corti finished 21st and 27th fastest as their pre-season preparations continued.

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