FTR MOTO is looking for a third race win of the year in Sunday’s eighth round of the Moto2 World Championship at Sachsenring in Germany after thrilling displays by its riders in the last round at Catalunya, Spain two weeks ago.
Karel Abraham, on the Cardion AB Motoracing Team’s FTR M210 took a career-best fourth place in Spain and climbed seven places to 15th in the World Championship points standings.
Abraham is now looking to the Sachsenring race to continue his progress and ensure he is in a competitive position for his home round at Brno, Czech Republic, on August 22, round nine of the Moto2 Championship.
Andrea Iannone looked set to scoop his third Moto2 win of the year in Catalunya – adding to his dominant displays in Italy and Holland – before a yellow flag incident led to a ride through penalty for the FIMMCO Speed Up Team rider, leaving him in an eventual 13th place at the finish.
Iannone’s teammate Gabor Talmacsi is 10th in the Championship, has a best finish so far of fifth place, in France, and will be out to repeat his 125cc World Championship victory at the German track in his title-winning 2007 season.
Alex Debon is further recovered from his shoulder injury and the Catalunya first corner crash and will be hoping to emulate his opening round runner-up place in Qatar on the Aeroport de Castello-Ajo Team M210.
“The last round in Catalunya was a definite step forward for us,” said FTR’s Steve Bones. “We need to continue to prove that the FTR M210 can adapt to each of the circuits on the world Championship calendar, we’ve done OK so far and now Germany’s tight and undulating Sachsenring circuit is the next step.
“The results of the four guys on our machines have been really promising with all of them performing well and we’ve had high and lows in terms of race results at each of the rounds so far. I’m now hoping for the day when all of them get to the sharp end of a race – hopefully on Sunday in Germany.
“We’ve further improved the M210 and Kev Coghlan’s win at Aragon in the Spanish Championship last Sunday again confirmed that we are heading in the right direction with the delicate changes and improvements we are making and we again look forward to the feedback from the riders at the Sachsenring circuit this weekend.”