The Forward Racing Team has presented its plans for 2021 from the renowned ski resort of Courmayeur, in Valle D'Aosta. Team owner Giovanni Cuzari has revealed just how important the upcoming Moto2 season will be for the squad: "Our project is valid and continues to grow”, he confirms. “This year we will raise the bar even further, fielding a third young and talented rider at certain rounds. We continue to work on the F2, a bike that recorded the top speed in Moto2 last year. Having achieved 301.8 km/h, we can boast significant numbers, also in terms of the results we’ve achieved in very few years since embarking on this adventure".
The bikes complete with Triumph engine are entrusted to two experienced Forward riders, Simone Corsi and Lorenzo Baldassarri, an Italian duo that cannot wait to get started. Corsi has this to say: "We hope it’s even faster than last year, as we want to score a great result for MV. I know the guys have been working hard and we’ve been in the wind tunnel to try and find even more speed. I’ve been in the championship a long time, and Lorenzo and I can take a good step forward this year. Racing with a MV is an honour".
Baldassarri adds: "The bike is beautiful and bright, I love it. This is the start of a new adventure. I raced with Forward for three years in the past, but everything’s different now. I can’t wait to start. I’ve tattooed a memory of my first win, at Misano in 2016, on the top of my back".
The "Moto2 pressure" of the MV Agusta CEO
MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov commented: "It’s great to be here, it’s a pity we can’t ski. We cannot wait to improve and win, knowing that our partners put understandable pressure on our shoulders. We’re the most successful brand and we want to boost our numbers from great to exceptional”.
A second new entry is Tommaso Marcon, a young Italian who will compete in certain races as a wildcard, aboard a third F2: "My adventure begins this year, because I’ll compete in my first real world championship races. I hope to be able to battle, with the aim of copying and learning from Corsi and Baldassarri".
The team also announced Angelo Tagliarini’s entry in the Spanish CEV, a series that launches future world championship talents. Forward manager Milena Koerner thanked everyone involved in the project, one that will benefit from the full focus of all staff members from the first race to the last.
Translated by Heather Watson