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Alex Debon secures Moto2 seat.

Alex Debon will ride an FTR M210 motorcycle, run by the Motor Sport 69 Team, during the inaugural 2010 Moto2 World Championship.

The relationship between FTR and the Motor Sport 69 Team will also rekindle a technical partnership with former KTM grand prix engineer Xavier Soldevila, who will work as Debon's crew chief and development engineer.

“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 Debon.

Debon, a close confident of Jorge Lorenzo during the future MotoGP star's title winning 250cc seasons, claimed fourth overall in the 2008 250cc World Championship, with race wins in France and Germany.

A highly experienced test rider, 33-year-old Debon then claimed tenth overall in last season's final 250GP campaign - with one podium and two poles - and has set himself the ultimate target for Moto2.

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

“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.”

Debon, who spent eight full seasons in 250GP, will test the FTR M210 for the first time at Jerez at the end of January.


Tagged as: moto2 , Alex Debon , FTR

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