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Sep 8, 2016

Forward Racing Moto2 Team To Run "Stars And Stripes" 9/11 Commemorative Livery At Misano

A Foward Racing rider in action at Circuit of The Americas earlier this season.

Forward Racing to race at Misano with US commemorative livery

The thirteenth round of the world championship is scheduled for this weekend on the Misano track "home" of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Luca Marini, the two riders of the Forward Racing Team who live within walking distance from the track.

The Grand Prix of the Adriatic Coast and San Marino will coincide this year with the 15th anniversary of 9/11, to commemorate the event the Forward Racing Team will dress up with a special "Stars and Stripes" livery for Sunday’s race. The bikes will be painted in red, white and blue with the phrase "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" written on the fairings.

The race on Sunday will have a special flavor because the two standard-bearers of VR46 Riders Academy and the Forward Racing Team will race on a track they know well where they often train with road bikes along with their “school” companions.

For the occasion, Francesca and Stefania Brambilla Ortelli will resume their role of "Forward Girls" as umbrella girls for "Balda" and "Maro" on the grid.

Giovanni Cuzari – Team Owner

"Our second home Grand Prix is approaching and our audience always gives us an extra motivation to do our best. It is an honor to race in commemoration of 9/11; like many, I was deeply moved by the events that happened that day and my thoughts are for the families who lost their beloved one during the attack, which not only caused thousands of casualties, but had an important impact on the world economy. We had the pleasure to have "Texas Tornado 'Colin Edwards for three years in MotoGP in our team and he made us get closer and appreciate the American racing culture even more.

I hope our little thought is not only a way to celebrate an anniversary but that it can also bring a message of respect inside and outside the World Championship. See you on the track.”

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