Ian Lowry admits he is excited about his move to the CEV Buckler Spanish Moto2 Championship for the 2010 season.
Lowry, who finished as highest-placed rookie in British Superbikes last year, will ride an FTR Moto machine for the newly formed JMW FOGI Team – formed by former GP rider Jeremy McWilliams and Canadian businessman Angus Borland.
The Spanish series will run over seven rounds and starts this weekend at Catalunya.
“I'm really excited about this new adventure and moving into Moto2,” Lowry said. “I think the opening Grand Prix in Qatar proved how exciting this form of racing is and how accessible and cost effective it can be.”
The JMW FOGI Team is the third outfit in the series to choose FTR Moto2 machinery and Lowry will be joined by FTR-mounted Scot Kev Coghlan and Russian Alexey Ivanov during the season ahead.
“I'm pleased that we have three separate teams believing in us in the 2010 Spanish Championship,” FTR director Steve Bones said. “After Alex Debon's runner-up finish in Qatar on Sunday night we've had enquiries from a lot of teams interested in our World Championship, Spanish Championship and trackday machines.
“This Sunday is the opening CEV race in Spain so the season feels like it's really getting into full swing now and there's nothing quite like the buzz of a race to get teams and riders motivated.”
Lowry could yet have an involvement with the Motorpoint Yamaha team in BSB this season having been asked to stand in for the injured Neil Hodgson during testing at Oulton Park.