It has now been officially confirmed that Kenny Noyes will race for BQR in the 2011 Moto2 World Championship.
In doing so Noyes will return to the team that he began his road racing career with back in 2001, when the Spanish team signed him as rookie road racer fresh off the American Dirt Track ovals.
As had been reported, Noyes - whose planned deal for a second season with the Antonio Banderas team fell through after the outfit lost its title sponsor - will ride an FTR machine for BQR, with backing from Fogi Racing and GP Tech.
“I'm very excited to ride with BQR again and to have the support of American sponsors like Fogi Racing and GP Tech, that have stepped up and made this possible,” said Kenny, who took one pole and two seventh place finishes on a Promoracing chassis in 2010.
“The team is great, I feel at home with them and we have the technical support of FTR that has proven to be one of the most competitive bikes out there.
“It's a real tough year for teams and riders all around the world and I really want to thank Raul Romero, Angus Borland and Geoff Maloney for putting this together and believing in me.
“Last year we had some good results but I wasn't consistent, this year we will be a lot stronger and faster.”
BQR will now have three riders, making it the biggest team in the Moto2 class.
Esteve Rabat and Yonny Hernandez will ride in Blusens-STX colors, with Noyes using a new Avintia-STX design.