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Fourth fastest for NGM Forward Racing’s Espargaro

Friday, 7, November 2014

The opening day of practice at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana saw Aleix Espargaro finish fourth overall on his NGM Forward Racing Forward-Yamaha.

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NGM Forward Racing Information:

Originally the first of the CRT projects to be announced, the Forward Racing team had boasted previous experience of the premier class when running a lone Kawasaki for Marco Melandri under the Hayate guise in 2009. Despite MotoGP’s elder statesman Colin Edwards finishing 2012’s opening race as top CRT, even his vast knowledge of development of both machines and tyres was unable to turn the BMW-Suter into a regular contender. The team switched to a FTR-Kawasaki combination for 2013, but this year appear to have a stronger Yamaha FTR package - being ridden by Edwards and the talented Spaniard Aleix Espargaro.

Team Management

  • Giovanni CuzariTeam Owner
  • Marco CurioniManaging Director

Colin Edwards Crew

  • Sergio VerbenaCrew Chief
  • Manfred GeisslerData Technician
  • Florian FerracciMechanic
  • Guglielmo AndreiniMechanic
  • Jonny DonelliMechanic
  • Sander DonkersElectronics & Estrategies
  • Paolo PiazzaMechanic & Spare Parts

Aleix Espargaró Crew

  • Matthew CaseyCrew Chief
  • Bernard MartignacData Technician
  • Antonio Pérez-HabaMechanic
  • Jacques RocaMechanic
  • Danilo PiazzaMechanic
  • Mirko FiuzziMechanic
  • Sander DonkersElectronics & Estrategies
  • Paolo PiazzaMechanic & Spare Parts
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Forward Yamaha
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
  • Power Over 240 hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon disc, two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper (Brembo)