Aleix Espargaro and Colin Edwards to ride for Forward Racing in 2014

Last Updated: 09/11/13 10:17am

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Aleix Espargaro: Teaming up with Colin Edwards at Forward Yamaha

Aleix Espargaro: Teaming up with Colin Edwards at Forward Yamaha

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Forward Racing have announced Aleix Espargaro and Colin Edwards as their rider line-up for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.

Espargaro and Edwards will ride the new privateer Yamaha M1 with the Spaniard making the move over from Aspar Aprilia.

He recently negotiated his release as he wanted a change of machinery but Aspar announced a move to Honda soon after his decision was made public.

Espargaro, whose brother Pol is stepping up to MotoGP with Tech 3 next year, had more than double the points of his nearest rival - his new team-mate Edwards - last season in the CRT standings.

They will make their Forward Yamaha debuts at the post-race test session in Valencia next week.

"I am really excited for next year," said Edwards.

"The majority of my racing carrier has been with Yamaha, from the motocross days through road racing, so I am really excited to get back with Yamaha and obviously to enter into this new project with Forward and FTR.

"Theoretically on paper it looks like we can compete and right now, as soon as we are done with the season we need to get to work and that's what I do best so I am really looking forward to it."

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