Forward Racing in support of MV Agusta in WorldSBK and in WSS in 2016

Monday, 19 October 2015 10:44 GMT

Giovanni Cuzari, will assume from next season the role of Team Principal of both teams.

The Swiss team, competing in Moto2 since 2009, in MotoGP since 2012 and Open World Champion in 2014, will provide to the racing department of the legendary Schiranna factory the experience gained in the top division to continue to succeed in WSS, grow in WorldSBK and in the future reach together the premier class of motorcycle racing. Both teams, in light of the regulations changes in 2017, aim to work to reach the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, where the Italian brand has built his legend by winning 75 world championships (38 riders and 37 manufacturers).

Forward Racing chairman, Giovanni Cuzari, will assume from next season the role of Team Principal of both teams competing respectively in WorldSBK and WSS Championship and will then have the full responsibility of the MV Agusta Racing Department.

In the coming weeks an exceptional test rider, one of the most beloved Italian racers, will start working on the project: Marco Melandri. The rider from Ravenna, former 250cc world champion, will join the development team of the 2016 F4 RC.

Giovanni Cuzari - Team Owner: "I'm really pleased to announce that an agreement has been found with MV Agusta: for a long time we have been aiming to cooperate with an important manufacturer and we have finally succeeded. Working with one of the most iconic brand of Italian motorcycling is a great honor and a privilege for me. MV Agusta represents the best the Made in Italy can offer and this collaboration will surely be a great growth opportunity for all in order to reach the top of WSBK and to aim for MotoGP. I am also proud of sealing this agreement with Giovanni Castiglioni, longtime friend of mine as was his father Claudio.
Giovanni, who together with his family brought back the name of this historical reality from Varese, has put his trust on me and on the experience of our group and I am convinced we can achieve the goals we set ourselves".