Problems for Forward Racing as team boss arrested

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 16 Jul 2015

Cuzari has been arrested

The future of the Forward Racing MotoGP team has been cast into doubt following the arrest of its owner, Giovani Cuzari, in Switerland earlier this week.

According to reports, Cuzari is facing multiple charges including corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.

It is alleged he made a number of payments to a senior tax inspector in return for favourable taxation for one of his companies, Media Action. The tax inspector, Libero Galli, has also been arrested and both party's assets have been frozen.

As Team Principal of the Forward Racing MotoGP and Moto2 teams, should Cuzari’s assets not be released in time for the Indianapolis Grand Prix next month it could mean the outfit is forced to miss the race.

This wouldn’t be great news for Frenchman Loris Baz, who currently sits second in the open category standings behind Hector Barbera. His teammate, Stefan Bradl, has already missed one race after breaking his wrist in Assen. 

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