Kev Coghlan finished fourth in Sunday’s fifth round of the CEV Buckler Spanish Moto2 Championship at the Albacete circuit and remains in contention for the Championship title with the Honda-engined M210.
The FTR Moto/Team Joe Darcey Monlau Competicion rider battled to ninth place on the grid after two tough qualifying sessions then the young Scotsman made an excellent start and was into fourth place by the opening lap.
He was then involved in a race-long battle for second place and recorded eight laps faster than his qualifying time. He crossed the finish line in fourth place, six seconds behind the winner, after the 19-lap race and now sits just seven points behind the new Championship leader and Sunday’s race winner Carmelo Morales with two rounds remaining.
“It was a strange weekend as we never got the complete feeling to go that extra bit and challenge Morales for the win,” said Coghlan. “But it’s only the fourth time we’ve run the M210 machine in the Spanish Championship so we continue to learn.”
Coghlan and the Joe Darcey Monlau Competicion Team will now prepare for this week’s wild card entry to the Aragon round of the Moto2 World Championship.
“Kev and the team have had a really good run by winning the last three Spanish rounds so to grab some points and stay in contention for the title remains very positive,” said FTR’s Steve Bones.
Bones continued: “The team are now preparing for this coming weekend’s wild card at Aragon and hopefully Kev can continue his success in Spain this year with a good result and complement the ninth place of FTR wild card Jason DiSalvo at Indianapolis two weeks ago.”