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MotoGP Brno: Forward Yamaha confirmed for next three races

Having missed Indianapolis, Forward Yamaha's MotoGP and Moto2 teams are back at Brno and are sure of their presence in the series until Misano
Forward Racing is sure it will be present at both Silverstone and Misano as it makes its return to the MotoGP and Moto2 classes at Brno after a one race absence.

The team, who lost leading rider Stefan Bradl to Aprilia after boss Giovanni Cuzari was arrested on suspicion of bribery in July, was forced to miss the Indianapolis round of the series after Cuzari's assets were frozen.

Opting to sit out Indianapolis allowed the outfit to gather enough resources to return at Brno. Here they confirmed MotoGP riders Loris Baz and Bradl's replacement Claudio Corti, along with Moto2 runners Simone Corsi and Lorenzo Baldassarri will race at the next three races with the same bikes and crew as before the summer break. Beyond that their futures remains unclear.

Having only learnt of the news regarding Cuzari through the media after the German Grand Prix, Baz believes his presence in the Czech Republic confirms the team is trying everything in its power to complete the 2015 season.

“For the moment we are here. If we are here that means everyone is trying hard to be present for the rest of the season. It's what we all want and we all need. It's in everyone's interest to be at most of the races as possible. We will see. I try to not expect everything and I won't take it race by race, but nearly and we will see.

“[I saw it] in the news on Monday after Sachsenring. In the beginning you never know whether it's a big or a small problem. Sometimes it's the media you can have a big buzz with a small problem. I just tried to stay calm and see what happened. The bad news was not to go to Indianapolis but there was nothing I could do.

“It was not the best experience but I'm happy to be back here, that's the most important thing, to miss the least races as possible. The team have done the best thing to be present here.”

Amid rumours that several teams currently operating in the grand prix paddock are interested in buying Forward's MotoGP grid slot, Baz confirmed his principle intention is to stay in the series in which he made his debut at Qatar in March.

“It's what I want. Especially in the middle of the season you don't want to change anything. It's the worst thing. I'm glad that everything is the same at the moment.”

Admitting it is never good to miss a race, Baz was relieved to see fellow 'Open' class challenger Hector Barbera scoring just one point at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Spaniard currently enjoys a six-point advantage over Baz in the 'Open' standings.

“It's never good to miss a race but it could have been worse with Hector only scoring one point. Not so many crashes so the 'Open' bike was not so close to the top ten. It could have been worse but for sure I would have like to have been there, to learn the track and to start the season one week earlier. I will try to do my best in the remaining races to be as much to the top as possible.”

“[Top 'Open' machine] wasn't the target at the beginning of the season. The target has been improving because we made some good results. We'll try our best to be the top 'Open' bike as many races as possible and then we'll see who is the top 'Open' bike in the championship.”

“Brno is the kind of track that I like. In the second part of the season there are a lot of tracks that I like. Here, Silverstone, Phillip Island. There's a lot of tracks that I like and I have really good memories here and Silverstone especially. I will try my best and I think it will suit us with this bike.”

Tagged as: Lorenzo , barbera , Corsi , baz , corti , Bradl , Baldassarri

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