Simone Corsi and Mattia Pasini will remain with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing squad for a second season in the Moto2 class next year. The Swiss outfit, who have run three different makes of chassis in the last two years, will switch back to the British-based manufacturer FTR after a year with Speed Up which has only yielded one podium finish, earned by Corsi at the Sachsenring.
Buoyed by the news, Corsi qualified second for Sunday’s season finale at Valencia but he is already looking ahead to the first test back with FTR at Jerez.
“I am really happy to have reached an agreement with NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team for 2014. Even if we have not been able to achieve the results that we would have hoped for this season we will try again in 2014. Thursday and Friday after Valencia the new adventure begins with FTR: I have ridden their bike in the past, they will follow us closely and we will aim to get good results.”
Pasini hasn’t enjoyed the best of seasons with sixth in the rain-affected French Grand Prix his best result but the Italian is confident that the stability at Forward Racing will help him improve in 2014.
“I am very to be continuing with the team for a second year: the goal is to continue improving. At the beginning of the season we started off further behind then we expected but little by little and a lot of hard work we have improved. Unfortunately we have not been able to get where we wanted but continuing to work with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing is what seems best. It is important to provide continuity to this project, keep working very hard and not repeat past mistakes.”