Blusens have become the first European team to display their Moto2 contender after announcing they will trial the bike in the Spain before taking it to the world championship in 2011.
The 250cc Grand Prix class will be replaced by Moto2 in two years time, but some teams are already working on getting a head-start by launching their 600cc four-stroke entries early and developing them over a significant period of time.
These include Blusens BQR who, at a special presentation in Madrid, introduced the Honda-BQR Moto2 and confirmed it would be competing in the Campeonato de España de Velocidad (CEV) in Spain as a chance to give the bike some competitive miles.
The bike, which has been more than two years in development, will be raced by Daniel Rivas in 2009, while there are hopes it could appear on the world championship stage as early as 2010 should it prove competitive and MotoGP organisers allow four-strokes to compete ahead of a full switch.
The new bike has a British relevance too, with British Grand Prix winner Scott Redding being earmarked to ride the machine in 2011 having signed with the Blusens 125cc team for 2009.