The young Scot didn't have an easy time of it, slipping off in in the opening qualifying session but he bounced back to secure a third-row start and clawed his way through for third place after an average start.
"Over the moon with that first podium. Especially after a hard race. Really need to thank the team, they have been working a lot to improve the bike for me and also to improve me as a rider and it is really starting to pay off," said Coghlan.
"I didn't get a great start and struggled to get the tyre to work on the first few laps. When I got up to speed I started to work my way through the pack. I was just trying to keep consistent good lap times. Towards the end I could see I was catching the guys in front.
"Zannetti started to make some mistakes and I was able to take advantage of that. We are looking to build on this result now and see if we can make these podium finishes more of a regular thing."
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