Loading
News
Popular Today:

Forward Racing team courts Hayden and Rea for MotoGP 2014

Nick Hayden is one of the riders in talks with the Forward Racing team.
Nick Hayden is one of the riders in talks with the Forward Racing team.
Related stories

Nicky Hayden 'impressed' by Aprilia MotoGP team

Nicky Hayden appears to have a future in MotoGP after receiving interest from two non-factory teams

More on our favourite US MotoGP rider now,as Nicky Hayden's future in motorbike racing has been opened to even more speculation with MotoGP options still on the cards

Valentino Rossi denies Moto 3 team, but confirms academy rumours

Valentino Rossi is eager to guide a new generation of MotoGP champions

Valentino Rossi has dismisses claims he has Moto3 team in the works, however he has admitted that his academy project is very much in progress

Indianapolis results: Marquez extends MotoGP lead

Marquez overtook Lorenzo in the 12th lap to take the lead in Indianapolis.

Marquez extended his MotoGP lead with a convincing win at Indianapolis, which saw a number of hard fought battles.

Stefan Bradl signs new deal with LCR Honda

Bradl is currently in sixth place in the overall standings of the MotoGP

Stefan Bradl has extended with MotoGP contract with LCR Honda. The deal will see the German stay in the manufacturer's team for the 2014 season

Tuesday, 20, Aug 2013 09:05

Tom Walsh

Forward Racing is courting a host of new riders for the team's 2014 privateer Yamaha bikes, according its owner Giovanni Cuzari.

He told the official MotoGP website that in addition to present riders Colin Edwards and Claudio Corti, he is "speaking with Nicky Hayden, Aleix Espargaro and Jonathan Rea".

Rea has also been linked with a 2014 Production Honda ride, while Hayden is on the wishlist of the LCR team to ride the new Production (privateer) Honda.

Cuzari spoke at Indianapolis and said that while he is in discussion with a number of very good riders no decision has been made as yet.

He explained: "I'm not saying I don't have good riders. I have very good riders, but of course I have to choose the best solution for me and my supporters and my sponsors that support me in this project.

"We agreed with Yamaha to lease the engine and the frame, the body of the bike, so we lease almost a complete bike from Yamaha."

Comments - What do you think?

Traveling Tips Required

Having discussed the most recent touring story on MotorbikeTimes with the rest of the office, it has been determin...

Oxford IAM Motorcycle Group

If anyone here is a member of the Oxford IAM motorcycle group, then I will look forward to meeting you tonight (We...

Open-faced helmets: Complete waste of time?

Still scratching my head and reeling from this study that came out a few weeks ago: http://www.motorbiketimes.com/...

good weekend bike rallies

Based in the Midlands so central for most, can anyone recommend  a good weekend rally we do a few but suggestions ...

Talan Racing

I thought that some of you who follow racing, may be interested to know that my firm has just a agreed to become t...

High winds last Friday evening

Bugger! I was out on Friday evening at a leaving do for a colleague - hence left the bike at home. I get back to f...

London bike show

Share your tips on what to see here. What did you make of it all this year? Have you been before? What would your ...

2014 touring plans

Alright then, who's planning on getting out on their bike this year? Got any trips planned already? Where have you...

charity bike run

15th Dec 2013 TOY MONKEY RUN for Heartlink, The Run leaves at 2 pm, entry into the run is an approved toy with saf...

Ear protection?

So I've been up in Birmingham for the bike show this week, and one of the most interesting chats I had was with Au...

Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales sign to Suzuki for 2015 MotoGP

Espargaro will not be riding with NGM Forward Racing in 2015

Suzuki announce Espargaro's move from NGM Forward Racing and Vinales' move from Moto2

INTERMOT: Yamaha unveils 01GEN concept bike/trike

The Yamaha 01GEN, using current Yamaha technology, looks like it could see the light of day

Could Yamaha's concept trike, the 01GEN, be what future INTERMOTs are made of?

INTERMOT: Kawasaki J-Concept makes European debut

Is it a bike? Is it a trike? It's a concept!

Kawasaki J-Concept shown in Europe for first time

INTERMOT: Ducati Scrambler finally revealed

Finally, the 2015 Ducati Scrambler has arrived - and it looks like it was worth the wait

Modern day take on the Scramblers from the '60s and '70s brings the 2015 Scrambler up to date. at last