Andrea Migno heads Dunlop’s #ForeverForward 2017 table
The most prolific overtaker in FIM Moto2 and Moto3 this year is Andrea Migno. The winner of the Moto3 Italian Grand Prix in June has thus been crowned
the 2017 Dunlop Forever Forward Champion after topping #ForeverForward league.
Dunlop, official tyre supplier to both Moto2 and Moto3, launched the #ForeverForward league in 2015. Riders progress up the league table by being awarded a point for every place gained across the 18 races, and the Dunlop #ForeverForward Award is presented to the rider from either the FIM Moto2 or Moto3 World Championship who gains the most positions over the season. The inaugural award went to German rider Philipp Oettl, and last season’s honour went to Italian rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio. Dunlop is proud to add Migno’s name to this short yet significant list.
In addition to winning the award in 2017, Migno also set a new record in the rankings this season. After Oettl got the ball rolling with a storming 132 positions gained in 2015 and Di Giannantonio gained 113 places the following year, Migno rose 137 positions this year – with his Italian GP win a big contributor to that total.
“We introduced the #ForeverForward trophy to highlight the brilliant overtaking action in Moto2 and Moto3,” comments Xavier Fraipont, managing director, Dunlop Motorcycle and Motorsport. “Andrea has shown grit and determination with some strong fightbacks through the field this season. The racing in Moto3 is so close and competitive. Overtakes have to be precise, confident and decisive and Andrea is being recognised for his racecraft and intuition.”