With the Moto2 bikes due to make their debut as replacement for the 250 class next season, Dorna is already busy promoting the new class. At Assen, the Blusens BQR Moto2 bike, currently being raced in the Spanish CEV championship, was given a public outing in front a large crowd as a few select journalists and former racers were given the chance to ride a couple of demonstration laps. Among the happy few were former 500cc World Champion Alex Criville, now a commentator with Spanish TV, former Dutch GP star Jurgen van den Goorbergh, former German 250 star Dirk Heidolf, and BBC commentator Steve Parrish.
Each rider was given only a couple of laps before having to pull back in, as well as strict instructions not to bin the bike, and so times were not really significant. But the bike - based on a tuned Honda CBR600RR engine, which will form the basis for the powerplant to be made available to the Moto2 teams next season - sounded much more like a World Superbike machine than a World Supersport bike.