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Debón to make Moto2 challenge on FTR bike

Debón to make Moto2 challenge on FTR bike

FTR Moto will supply the Spaniard with machinery for his 2010 campaign in the first season of the new category.

Alex Debón will ride an M210 prototype in the inaugural Moto2 season in 2010 after concluding negotiations with the UK-based FTR Moto this week.

“We’re extremely happy for Alex to be racing our machine in 2010,” said FTR director Steve Bones. “He has proven himself both as a racer and a development rider in recent years and his experience will be invaluable in ensuring the FTR M210 remains at the head of the field in the new Moto2 World Championship.”

The relationship between FTR and Debón’s Motor Sport 69 Team will also rekindle the technical relationship between FTR and former KTM Grand Prix engineer Xavier Soldevila, who will work as Debón’s crew chief and development engineer during 2010.

“I am delighted to have reached an agreement with FTR and also to carry out the development of the FTR machine under the supervision of Xavi Soldevila,” said Debón, who took a career-best finish of fourth place in the 250cc World Championship in 2008.

“We also have great sponsors in Aeroport de Castello and the engineer’s school of Monlau Competition. Together we intend to fight for the World Championship and develop a winning machine as I did with the RSA in the 250cc class.”

Debón will test the FTR M210 for the first time at Jerez in Spain at the end of January.

Moto2, 2010, Alex Debon

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