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Forward Racing: Verbal contract for Yamaha lease engines

Forward Racing: Verbal contract for Yamaha lease engines

NGM Mobile Forward Racing has confirmed to that it has a verbal agreement in place to run the Yamaha M1 lease engines for the 2014 season.

The team expects to confirm the deal within two to three weeks, during which it will also confirm which chassis it will use to house the powerplant. It has however said that it is likely to stick with the FTR chassis, which it currently uses with an in-line four Kawasaki engine.

This deal would see the team be given a total of three engines with two rebuilds, meaning that despite the option to have more engines in the regulations, it would be running "five engines" per season such as their factory counterparts. The main difference to the Factory and Tech 3 bike would be that the engines would run the full Magneti Marelli ECU package and be allowed 24 litres of fuel rather than 20 litres. In addition to this, the team would be given full technical support by Yamaha with a technician in their box full time.

At the start of June, Yamaha's Lin Jarvis explained how the lease engine deals will work.

MotoGP, 2013, NGM Mobile Forward Racing

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