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Aug 26, 2014

NGM Mobile Forward Racing: Colin Edwards Will Be At Silverstone, But Will He Be Racing?

Colin Edwards on the grid at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo by IMS Photo.

Editorial Note: Colin Edwards told at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he would be doing wild card rides for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in the second half of the 2014 season, including the races at Silverstone and Valencia. The wording of the following press release and the lack of a quote from Edwards casts doubt on the likelihood that the American will race in England. Attempts to contact Edwards prior to post time have been unsuccessful.

NGM Forward Racing Team ready for British GP

The NGM Forward Racing Team head to the UK at Silverstone racetrack, that with more than 60 years of history, has become one of the most prestigious venues dedicated to motorsport. Extensively modified in 2011, the British Grand Prix returned to Silverstone in 2010 having been run at Donington Park since 1987.

After the positive test day at Brno, Aleix Espargaro and Alex De Angelis are confident for the British round. Aleix is determined to make the most from his Forward Yamaha and fight with the front group. Aleix arrives in Silverstone fresh from wedding, celebrated with his girlfriend Laura. All the NGM Forward Racing Team members wish the couple all the best.

After his return in MotoGP in Brno, Alex looks forward to improve his confidence with the new bike and consequently his result.

Silverstone will see the attendance also of Colin Edwards, who cannot miss this important appointment with the British fans that have hugely supported the Texan legend since he was racing in Superbike, winning two world titles, before moving to MotoGP. Edwards will be busy with many promotional events.

Circuit info

Length: 5.900 m / 3.666 miles

Width: 17m

Left corners: 8

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 770 m / 0.478 miles

Constructed: 1948

Modified: 2011

Aleix Espargaro

“Silverstone is a demanding track for us as it is fast and flowing. We know that we can suffer and it will be important to work on the best set up from the first test session. I will give my best to get the best possible result. We are 6th in the championship and we aim at consolidating and improving this position”.

Simone Corsi

“It's always a great feeling to race at Silverstone. I like the circuit and there are many spectators at the GP that make the ambience so special. We are determined to get a good result after the weekend we had in Brno”.

Mattia Pasini

“I am very motivated. At Brno we worked very well during the weekend but in the second part of the race we struggled with the rear so I couldn't push as I wanted. We need to remain focused and continue to work in this direction as we have the potential to get a good result”.

Alex De Angelis

“The test in Brno was very productive to gain more confidence with the bike. At Brno I started from zero, while at Silverstone we will start working on the bike set up since the first session on Friday. Our target is to reduce the gap from the front guys and I look forward to next race”. 

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