Coghlan switches to British Supersport

Kev Coghlan announces a switch to the British Supersport Championship following his decision to split with his Moto2 World Championship team.
Kev Coghlan will join the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport ranks at Oulton Park after being lined up as a replacement for the injured Jack Kennedy.

Coghlan began his season racing in the Moto2 World Championship with Aeroport de Castello FTR, but a recent split with the team will see him return to the British paddock in the Supersport series.

He will join Colin Appleyard/Macadam Yamaha in place of Kennedy, who has been forced onto the sidelines following his accident at Thruxton last month.

"It is great to be getting back on a bike again and I spoke to Robin and the team about racing for them after I split with my Moto2 team and it has all come together. I enjoyed racing with them before when I did a few rounds of British Supersport and although I haven't ridden a Supersport bike since then I am looking forward to it.

“I have seen some of the races this season when I can as I have been living in Spain and with the rule changes and two races now it has been pretty exciting. I hope that we can have a good round next weekend and then go from there."

A former British 125GP racer, Coghlan made a handful of starts in the World Supersport Championship, but has raced Moto2 machinery in Spain and on the world stage most recently. He has a best finish of eighth in Moto2, achieved during this year's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez

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Richard Mushet

July 08, 2011 9:11 AM

Dawg - I'd rather be involved with a competitive package in a domestic championship than being made to look like a mug on the international circuit. Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies' years on p1$$-poor bikes being pretty good examples...

ferret .

July 11, 2011 10:00 PM
Last Edited 2179 days ago

With the success kev has had in spain, i am very shocked that he has not got noticed more sooner! Or even had more press coverage. I hope a decent Moto2 team does come in for him! But Good luck kev in the British supersport! :-)

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