Forward Racing to miss Indy visit

Cuzari was arrested by Swiss authorities earlier in the month on corruption and fraud charges, throwing the team's future into doubt.

With some sponsors distancing themselves from the team – which runs Loris Baz and Stefan Bradl in the premier class and Simone Corsi and Lorenzo Baldassarri in Moto2 – it is not financially possible for the team to make the trip to the United States.

Forward managing director Marco Curioni has released a statement indicating that the team is working with the International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA), the independent MotoGP teams organisation, to find a solution amid hopes that the team will be able to race at Brno on August 16.

“It was a very difficult week for the Forward Racing team," the statement read. "Only in the last hours we have glimpsed the real possibility of overcome this situation.

"I hope to have Giovanni – who until proven to the contrary he is correct to assume innocent – soon with us and available to find a solution.

"In this dark moment, several "partners" and "friends" have understandably distanced himself from the team and then for this reason I want to thank those who are helping us.

"Dorna and IRTA gave us full support from the beginning, all members of the team that they gave their unconditional support and those sponsors and the new companies – that despite the objective concerns – gave us confidence and are interpreting the meaning of sponsorship in the original reason: financial aid to allow the athlete to realise his talent."

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