FTR MOTO is looking for further success in Sunday’s seventh round of the Moto2 World Championship at Catalunya with FIMMCO Speed Up Team rider Andrea Iannone aspiring to become the first motorcycle rider to win three races in the inaugural year of the 600cc four-stroke class.
Iannone has taken the FTR M210 racebike to wins in Italy and last Saturday in Holland and sits fourth in the World Championship, 33 points behind with 11 races to go. Aeroport de Castello-Ajo Team M210 rider Alex Debon will race in his home Moto GP despite suffering a shoulder injury at Assen last week.
Iannone’s FIMMCO Speed Up team-mate Gabor Talmacsi will be looking to improve on his 10th place in the Motorcycle World Championship while Czech Republic rider Karel Abraham continues to adapt to the M210 after his career-best ninth place finish at Assen on his Cardion AB Motoracing FTR machine.
In addition to the Catalunya Grand Prix, FTR Moto has a presence at other major motorcycle racing events this weekend – all in addition to retaining its focus on the CEV Spanish Championship and the Kev Coghlan-Monlau Competicion programme and today’s test session at the new Motorland Aragon circuit.
The FTR M210 will make its debut at a British Superbike Championship round this weekend when Scottish rider Coghlan will perform demonstration laps on his Silverstone Grand Prix wild card machine at the Knockhill sixth round on Saturday and Sunday
Also this weekend, the FTR Moto2 race machine will make a Goodwood Festival of Speed debut as it features in the Dunlop Live Arena. The Goodwood event – which begins today and finishes on Sunday – attracts large crowds and is a celebration of motor sport.
FTR’s Steve Bones says: “From heading into the first round of the World Championship in Qatar less than three months ago with three riders we’ve now got four riders on the M210 and two more teams in discussions about running the FTR machine.”
“We’ve become the first Moto2 constructor to contest the Isle of Man TT races and this weekend’s activities probably typify just how far the FTR Moto name has come in such a short space of time. Obviously we’d like further success at World Championship level but success in the Spanish Championship also remains crucial to our machine and rider development programme.”
“We hope that the BSB fans enjoy the sight and sound of the FTR at Knockhill this weekend and I’m sure the first ever Moto2 machine to be present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will attract a lot of attention. We also need to say thanks to our various partners for their support in all of these activities.”