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Nov 19, 2010

Spanish National Championship Concludes This Coming Weekend At Jerez

Kev Coghlan (54).

FTR MOTO and the Monlau Competicion Team's Kev Coghlan know they must win Sunday's seventh and final round of the CEV Buckler Moto2 Spanish Championship to stand any chance of claiming the 2010 title.

Coghlan sits 21 points behind series leader Carmelo Morales with one race remaining and needs to win at Jerez on his FTR M210 then hope Morales fails to score points in the season finale

Coghlan won at the Albacete round in May and the Aragon round in July. He should have earned 25 further points for his victory at Jerez in June but the young Scotsman was excluded from the Jerez results after a minor technical infringement with his Honda motor.

"We've had a bit of an up and down year but for a first season in Moto2 I think we've achieved more than we maybe expected," said Coghlan. "I'll be firmly head down from Friday morning and working towards the win on Sunday for FTR and the Monlau Team."

One year on from the debut of the FTR Moto2 machine, also in the Spanish Championship, FTR's Steve Bones believes the performance of the M210 and its aerodynamics package have ensured Coghlan and the Monlau-Joe Darcey joint operation have remained competitive throughout 2010.

"Kev had a good opening sixth place at Catalunya on the M209 then once he got the M210 he won the next three races," recalled Bones. "He's finished fourth and fifth since so the consistency of Kev, the FTR M210 along with the Honda motor and Michelin tyres is proven.

"At Jerez we just want to stay focussed on repeating Kev's victory of June this year and see if it is enough to win the Championship strange things tend to happen in final rounds!"