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Dunlop Forever Forward Winner to be crowned at Valencia MotoGP

Valencia hosts the final rounds of the 2019 FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World championships this Sunday. Although both championships have been settled, there’s one award left for riders to claim: Dunlop’s #ForeverForward Award.

The Dunlop trophy rewards the rider who has gained the most places in races across the season. 

Dennis Foggia leads the rankings with 114 positions gained and is favourite to win the trophy. Fellow Moto3 riders Jakub Kornfeil and Darryn Binder have gained 106 and 101 places respectively, whilst Dominique Aegerter tops the Moto2 rankings, also on 101 passes. Moto3’s Ricardo Rossi is on 96. 

Andrea Migno won the award in both 2018 and 2017, while Philipp Oettl and Fabio Di Giannantonio took the crown in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Oettl also has a mathematical chance of becoming a double Dunlop Forever Forward winner, but he’s have to start at the back of the Moto2 grid and finish on the podium to make it happen.

Wim Van Achter, Motorsport Manager at Dunlop Motorcycle Tyres said: “Moto2™ and Moto3™ provides sensational racing. Each of these riders have shown grit, commitment and determination to make so many passes this season. Dunlop loves being part of the action in such close-fought championships, and this award highlights the skills of the charging riders in a packed field of talent”

In the event of a tie following the final race of the season, the #ForeverForward trophy will be presented to the rider who made the single largest place gain at a race during 2019.

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