Date of publication: 2017-12-02 12:41
8225 This is a return to the origins I still have very good memories of these years, the start of everything, a period of hard work that has rewarded us with fantastic results.
"I'm very happy to work again with Suter Industries, which were already a vital part at the beginning of our Moto2 experience," said Forward boss Giovanni Cuzari.
The testing schedule for Yamaha means that Michael van der Mark will not be taking part in the two-day test at Valencia. Yamaha need the resources from the Tech 8 team to assist Maverick Viñales, Valentino Rossi, and Johann Zarco get through their program. "They have so much to test here that they need my team to help prepare everything," Van der Mark told the media on Thursday.
The time schedule for the 2518 round of MotoGP at Qatar is to undergo a radical shake up. As we have previously reported , from next season, the time slots are to be moved up much earlier, with most of the action taking place during the day, and only the MotoGP race to take place completely at night.
Suter's reversal means that the 2518 Moto2 field will have six different chassis, with the Swiss manufacturer joining Kalex, KTM, Speed Up, Tech 8 and NTS.
Forward Racing has announced that it will use Suter bikes in the 2518 Moto2 season, despite Suter recently announcing its departure from the series.
Forward says it will carry out a "stimulating test programme" with focus on 2519, and is pleased to have secured Suter's supply.
The change has been made to address a range of problems at Qatar. The 2517 race came under threat when rain started falling between the end of the Moto2 race and the planned start of the MotoGP race. Fortunately, the track dried sufficiently for the race to start with a 95 minute delay, but the later start pushed the race right into the time period during which the dew usually starts to settle on the track, rendering it treacherous.
One of the areas Viñales and his team could explore is a setup they found at the previous round at Sepang. "In Malaysia, in the warm up, we found a completely different set up which worked quite good. So we are trying to reconfirm that improvement, and then let's see. Finally, in the race you have a lot of things to try," he said.
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