GP News: Forward Racing Back for the Czech GP, Iannone's Shoulder Might Require Surgery

Forward Racing will make the start at Brno, in the Czech Republic Grand Prix, a tweet from Loris Baz informs us. Apparently, the team's manager Marco Curioni was able to secure funds for making the trip to Brno despite having to let the team's best rider Stefan Bradl go.
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Photo: Forward Racing
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At Brno, the Swiss team will line up Loris Baz and Claudio Corti as the premier class duo, while Simone Corsi and Baldassare Lorenzo will be reunited with their Moto2 machines. Claudio Corti already has experienced Forward's open-class Yamaha bike as he substituted at Sachsenring for Stefan Bradl, who was injured and forced to miss his home round.

Stefan Bradl will ride for Aprilia, while Forward's owner is still under arrest in Switzerland

The owner of Forward Racing, Giovanni Cuzari remains under arrest in Switzerland, alongside one of his business partners and tax inspector Libero Galli. They are being detained under multiple allegations including bribery, money laundering, tax evasion and more.

Cuzari has all the accounts to his name, including those of Forward Racing, and the prosecutors froze them, leaving the racing outfit broke and with no money to make the trip to Indianapolis this week.

After negotiations, Stefan Bradl and Forward Racing reached a mutual consensus and the German rider became an Aprilia factory rider. And it will be very interesting to see the Baz vs Bradl showdown at Brno.

Andrea Iannone's shoulder needs rehabilitation and possibly surgery

Ducati's Andrea Iannone crashed during a private test at Mugello, ahead of the French GP. In the real world outside GP racing, his injury should have been operated on right away, but racers and their doctors have various ways to keep the blade away for as long as possible.

Even though Iannone improved significantly his riding this season, partly aided by the factory machine, his shoulder is not exactly getting better. The personnel at Clinica Mobile is helping Iannone regain mobility and force in his shoulder, but concerns are not discarded.

At the moment, it seems like Andrea Iannone can race, following a special rehabilitation program, and a surgery is not expressly required. He will have to go under the blade, the doctors say, as this is the only way to treat his injury for good.

However, the recovery period after the surgery is estimated at around three months, and Iannone says that surgery now is apriori excluded. He wants to keep the pace he found and improve it and will think about the surgery towards the end of the season. We can only hope that the doctors will be able to maintain him in good shape through the end of the championship, so he can ride as he intends to.
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