Kev Coghlan began his racing career with mini-motos in 2000. By 2003, he had an impressive list of wins under his belt. It was clear that he was an extremely talented rider. In 2004 he won the title of National Superteen Champion and he was first in the Nationwide Production 125 series. In addition, he scored a wildcard ride in the British 125 GP Race at the British Superbike meet. He started that race from 3rd on the grid, but unfortunately, engine failure prevented him from finishing.
From 2005 through 2007, Kev successfully competed in the British GP125 Championship and the Spanish GP125 MotoGP Academy, earning top five finishes in both series all but one year. In 2005, the two series had conflicting schedules, and Kev had injuries to deal with, but still earned himself a very respectable 7th place in the British Series.
In 2008, Kev made the move up to 600cc machines and competed in the 600cc Spanish Supersport Championship. He finished second overall having only been off the podium in two races. He also competed in two World Supersport races that year in Monza, where he finished 20th, and Assen where he finished 21st.
Kev made two starts in Moto2 in 2010 and showed great promise. This year, he will be competing for the full season riding for Aeroport de Castello.
Kev Coghlan #49 - Aeroport de Castello
Born: June 23, 1988
Kev Coghlan 2011 Moto2 Results
Aeroport de Castello
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of the second season of Moto2 Racing as Kev Coghlan rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.