FTR MOTO will field a record five riders on its M210 machines in next week’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, the USA round of the Moto2 World Championship as American Jason DiSalvo has been awarded a wild card entry and will race the FTR machine owned by the Canadian FOGI Racing Team operation.
DiSalvo, 26, will join the FTR regulars of the Speed Up Team’s Andrea Iannone and Gabor Talmacsi, Karel Abraham on the Cardion AB Motoracing Team M210 and Spain’s Alex Debon and his Aeroport de Castello-Ajo Team FTR machine.
Former American Superbike rider DiSalvo becomes the ninth rider this year to race one of the FTR M210 machines and is the second World Championship wild card rider with an FTR after Kev Coghlan rode the same FOGI Racing M210 at Silverstone, GB two months ago.
The DiSalvo Indianapolis entry will be run by the GPtech Team of former American racer Geoff Maloney.
Steve Bones (FTR Manager) says: "It’s great that we’ve got a wild card rider in his home Grand Prix again and Jason has tremendous experience so could provide a formidable challenge."
"Geoff Maloney has called on a lot of existing FTR experience and personnel including the machine from Angus Borland of FOGI and the technicians from the Monlau Competicion Team who contest the CEV Spanish Championship."
"The guys have been testing in America this week and everything seems to be on schedule for Jason and the M210 to be competitive come next weekend."