British chassis manufacturers FTR Moto are at the forefront of revolutionary changes to the world’s elite motorcycle racing series in 2013, as the MotoGP World Championship continues the journey into a bright new era.
The dawn of CRT (Claiming Rule Team) racing saw FTR enter the premier class of the fastest two-wheeled sport on the planet for the first time.
In 2013 FTR Moto has expanded its presence in the MotoGP World Championship with no fewer than five riders, including two World Champions, on board the British chassis. Colin Edwards, Claudio Corti (Forward Racing), Hiroshi Aoyama, Hector Barbera (Avintia Blusens) and Bryan Staring (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) are all competing for top CRT honours in a new campaign that started under the floodlights of the Losail Circuit in Qatar.
FTR are also continuing their strong commitment to the Moto3 World Championship, the baselevel feeder class to MotoGP that is already producing star names of the future. A lot of hard work completed at the factory and in preseason testing during the winter bore fruit with Australian youngster Jack Miller (Caretta Technology – RTG) picking up sixth place in the second round of the season in Austin, Texas.
The company also continues its successful project in Moto2 this season with the latest evolution of the machine that won four races and set six pole positions in the inaugural year of the revised intermediate class in 2010 and was ridden to the podium on no fewer than five occasions last year. For 2013 we are focussing on supporting riders in the Spanish Championship and wild card rides in Moto2 while we develop a new bike for 2014.