Kev Coghlan targets Moto2 for 2011

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British rider Kev Coghlan is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to the Moto2 world championship in 2011.

The 22-year-old is currently second in the Spanish Moto2 series having won two races and he’s desperate to move to the Grand Prix arena next year.

The Scottish rider put himself firmly in the shop window at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain when he ended free practice in a brilliant second place.

He qualified 13th but hopes of showcasing his talent were dashed in the cruellest fashion when a faulty fuel pump valve forced him to retire before the end of the first lap.

Coghlan, who is the reigning European 600cc world champion, is hoping his Aragon wild card still did enough to convince people he’s worthy of a chance at world championship level.

He told MCN: “Moto2 is where I want to be. That’s my first option. I’ve been racing in Spain in Supersport and Moto2 this year and we have been running at the front the whole time. I feel it is time to move on and ideally I’d like to be in Moto2.”

Coghlan is currently trying to raise enough budget for him to secure a wild card slot in the season’s final race at Valencia in early November.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt