FTR: Iannone 2nd in Moto2 Standings
FTR MOTO enjoyed further success in Sunday’s eighth round of the Moto2 World Championship at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany with FTR M210 machines taking second, fifth and sixth places in the 29-lap race.
And the Speed Up FTR machines, ridden by Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi and Italian Andrea Iannone, held first and second places in the early part of the race. Iannone – who started from pole position – eventually finished second and moved into third place in the World Championship points standings.
Karel Abraham, on the Cardion AB Motoracing Team’s M210 finished fifth, having qualified in 11th place, and he has again moved up in the Championship and now holds 14th place. Talmacsi crossed the finishing line in sixth place and he sits in ninth place in the points standings.
Luckless Alex Debon progressed from 12th on the grid and was holding fourth place when he crashed the Aeroport de Castello-Ajo Team machine, escaping injury but he was forced to retire from the race. Debon is now in 12th place in the Championship.
“Sachsenring offered a new and very different technical challenge with its undulations and tight turns and I’m pleased the M210 came through with plenty of success for the FTR-mounted riders,” said FTR’s Steve Bones.
“Again, we had a bit of a mixed bag of results but Andrea Iannone continues to be on the pace at the head of the field and Karel Abraham has found a great level of consistency since switching to our machine at Le Mans.
“We have a break now until the next round at Brno in a month and we’re under way with the next stage of development of the M210 and we hope we can contribute more podiums in the second half of the season after such an encouraging opening eight rounds.”