In an official press release, Forward Racing Team announced the multi-year collaboration agreement with Suter Industries for the Moto2 World Championship, as we had reported previously.
The project started with a very positive first test on track in Jerez de la Frontera where Eric Granado and Stefano Manzi had the chance to compare the 2017 Kalex and the Suter MMX2 as used during the past championship. Both riders were immediately able to post competitive lap times and recognize the high potential of Swiss Motorcycle, which lead to the decision to race with Suter machinery during the next season. The team is now eagerly waiting for the arrival of the new 2018 motorcycles in order to prepare in the best possible way for the upcoming season.
This collaboration is not restricted to be a simple material supply, but includes a stimulating test program especially in view of the preparation of the 2019 World Championship. Suter Industries is one of only two engineering companies in the Moto2 World Championship capable to realize a complete motorcycle in house.
“I'm very happy to work again with Suter Industries, which were already a vital part at the beginning of our Moto2 experience - team owner Giovanni Cuzari commented - This is a return to the origins; looking back to the past I see not only the same bike supplier but also Milena Koerner, who started the Moto2 experience with us. 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. During my latest visit to the headquarters, 7 years after my last trip to Turbenthal, I saw great progress and a lot of investments made by this company and I think that Suter Industries is the only engineering in the championship that could bring important updates race by race.”