The historic crew chief of Lorenzo, Stoner, Barros, Vinales and Morbidelli restarts from MotoE in the same team, that is RFN but with the role of team manager. He will find an Italian and a Spanish driver
January 19, 2023
He team RNF MotoE has formalized its structure for the 2023 season. The bikes are the Ducatis, which have already started to leave Borgo Panigale.
Returning to RFN, Razlan Razali’s team has entrusted the role of team manager to Ramon Forcada.
Forcada had retired in parallel with Andrea Dovizioso’s retirement and had agreed with Finetwork MIR Racing Team to coordinate his team in the FIM JuniorGP.
Forcada will find riders in the RNF MotoE Team Andrea Mantovani and Spanish Mika Perezat the debut with the electrics.
Perez a few days ago announced withdrawal from professional motorcycling because “without money, you can’t go anywhere in this world”, then came Razali’s offer, which made him change his mind.
“I’m very enthusiastic of this electric challenge – said Forcada -. Basically, we are building a new team and working on a new series is extremely interesting for me, just as it will be very interesting for the entire industry to switch producers”.
They are from Mantova Forcada said last year he had “impressive results. He is almost on the podium. We are very happy to have him”
Of Perez instead he said that “he has shown incredible talent in the European Junior Cup, as well as the Supersport 300 World Championship, so it would be a real shame not to give him the chance to hone his skills further.”
Perez e Mantovani
Returning to Pérez, he had posted a message in December announcing his intention to retire for focus on studies of engineering: “First of all, I would like to thank RNF Racing for giving me this opportunity, which has been the most important so far in my sporting career. For me, being part of the MotoGP paddock in the MotoE World Championship and working with a team manager and now world-class team manager like Ramón Forcada is an honor and a great challenge. My expectations are to improve race after race and try to fight for the top positions, it certainly won’t be easy, but I will give 100% to achieve my goals.” .
Mantovani: “I am very happy with compete again this year full-time in the MotoE World Championship with the RNF MotoE Team on the Ducati. It will certainly be a great experience and a new challenge both for learning to ride and for discovering the secrets of this new bike. I want to thank all the team and especially Razlan Razali and Ovidiu Toma for this wonderful opportunity.”
The first tests of the MotoE Ducati V21L are scheduled for 6 to 8 March in Jerez.
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