Moto2: FTR Striving for Points at Indy
FTR MOTO’s World Championship aces will be looking to improve on their current positions in the Moto2 points standings in Sunday’s 10th race in the 17-round Championship at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Andrea Iannone sits in second place in the World Championship on his Speed Up FTR and is looking to close the 56-point gap to leader Toni Elias and challenge for the inaugural World title in the final eight races of 2010.
His teammate, Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi can improve on his ninth place in the standings as can Alex Debon, currently in 11th place, on his Aeroport de Castello-Ajo Team FTR machine.
Cardion AB Motoracing Team M210 rider Karel Abraham will be looking to make amends after a disappointing home round two weeks ago by improving on his current 14th place in the World Championship, a table that has 34 point-scoring riders from 16 different countries.
FTR sits fourth in the 14-strong Constructors’ World Championship with the Speed Up-labelled representative in third.
And Indianapolis will feature a fifth FTR M210 as wild card Jason DiSalvo challenges for glory on the FOGI Racing machine, run by the GPtech team.
Steve Bones (FTR Manager) says: “We are well and truly into the second half of the season now and I think all of the FTR riders are fired up to build on some pretty impressive performances already this year. The Indianapolis circuit offers a new challenge once again for Moto2 but, so far, the FTR riders have all reported how adaptable the M210 has been to a new race track.”
“I’d like to think that all four of the FTR riders could finish in the top 10 of what is obviously an extremely competitive Championship. And we are effectively third in the Constructors Championship, Speed Up have their commercial reasons for their representation but overall we’re pleased to be sat near the top of the table.”