Following the announcement of Cal Cruthlow’s deal with CWM LCR Honda for the 2015 MotoGP season comes news of outgoing LCR rider Stefan Bradl’s fate – the German will join the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team. After winning the 2011 Moto 2 title, Bradl moved up to the GP ranks in 2012 with LCR Honda and has been there to the current season. In that time he’s scored just one podium finish, however, a second-place at Laguna Seca in 2013. NGM Mobile Forward Racing will lose veteran racer Colin Edwards at the conclusion of the 2014 season, the American announcing his impending retirement during a press conference at Circuit of the Americas back in April. Edwards’ teammate, Aleix Espargaro, is rumored to be in talks with Suzuki so it’s uncertain who will share the garage with Bradl at this moment.
The full NGM Mobile Forward Racing press release announcing Bradl’s deal is included below. – MotoUSA Byron Wilson
The NGM Forward Racing is pleased to officially announce an agreement has been reached with Stefan Bradl that will see the 24 year old German rider racing in the NGM Forward Racing Team on board of a Forward Yamaha for the 2015 season.
Giovanni Cuzari – Team Owner/Media Action CEO
“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Stefan Bradl in our team. We believe that Stefan is a strong rider and our package suits his riding style very well and we look forward to start this new cooperation. Moreover, Germany represents an important market and it’s important to have a strong German rider in our line up.”