An Aussie aiming at Moto2

Friday 20th November, 2009 - 1:27pm


Jed Metcher is trying to piece together a deal to compete in Moto2 next year

Jed Metcher is trying to piece together a deal to compete in Moto2 next year

An Australian could compete in next year’s inaugural Moto2 class.

Jed Metcher has been offered a ride in the new world bike class, which replaces the 250cc World Championship.

Metcher competes in the Australian Supersports championship, riding a privateer Yamaha, with his career highlight coming when he competed as a wildcard entrant in the 125cc world championship round at Phillip Island last year, finishing 20th.

The Victorian is now trying to find funds to secure the ride with Italian-based Team Matteoni.

“Finding the backing is the hardest part at the moment,” Metcher said.

“I’m just pushing really hard to find sponsorship in a million different places. I haven’t had a massive amounts of luck yet, but I do have a major sponsor (TGS) who are going to help.

Metcher needs to secure funding within a month to ensure he makes the pre-season testing, which starts in six weeks.

He says the new Moto2 class is an exciting new concept.

“I think it’s fantastic. My background is Supersport, I’ve got a fairly aggressive style, and I think I’d suit the bikes really well.”

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