Final Moto2 Test Jerez Images

Almost everything about Moto2 is new: A new formula, new bikes, new riders - at least, a significant number of new riders. To introduce all this novelty to our readers, and give them a peek into the new series, here's a selection of photos taken at the Moto2 at Jerez, which took place this weekend. All photos courtesy and copyright of Honda Pro Images:

Yuki Takahashi
Yuki Takahasi showed the Tech 3 team are taking Moto2 very seriously indeed

Jules Cluzel
Jules Cluzel gets a chance to fight on equal terms this year, with the former Hayate team

Much is expected of Alex de Angelis this year, with the team that won the 250cc championship in '09

De Angelis' former teammate, Toni Elias, starts the season as top favorite, but also with a fractured finger

Kenny Noyes of the Banderas Racing team has turned into a bit of an insiders' favorite, turning in consistently fast times.

Julian Simon. The reigning 125 world champion could prove to be the man to beat in Moto2

Mattia Pasini has struggled with the TSR so far

Ducati one year, Moto2 the next. Niccolo Canepa on the Scot NCR bike

Probably the biggest fan favorite: Ant West on the MZ

A broken collarbone has disrupted Alex Debon's debut on the FTR

Venezuela has a long and glorious history in the middle Grand Prix class. Robertino Pietri is the next man to take the challenge.

Another legendary name on the grid. Bernat Martinez on the Bimota HB4

Stefan Bradl has fared better than most of the 125cc riders aboard the Suter

No paint scheme yet for Ratthapark Wilairot, but there's not much wrong with bare carbon fiber

Gabor Talmacsi is taking a step back to Moto2, after MotoGP proved one step too far

A face we might get to see more of this year: Blusens' Yonny Hernandez

It took him a while to get going, but Scott Redding's flying now

Another dark horse: Toni Elias' Gresini teammate Vladimir Ivanov has been very quick during testing

Sergio Gadea will be promoting the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife with his Kalex bike


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They are some great looking bikes, paint schemes and rider styles in those shots, its a shame the same can't be said about the hair cuts. :D

I wonder is the lack of a front mudguard anything to do with the speed of Mr Kenny Noyes?

And it seems MZ have finally gotten revenge for the Japanese stealing their technology in the 60's by making carbon copy of Honda's CBR600 for their return to the World Championship.

those san marino scot bikes look amazing with the light blue and white

reddings suter tho....bleurgh

I am shocked to discover that Julian Simon has no teeth.
Apart from that, the Bimota looks the best, hopefully it wil get some nice colours too. But is that MZ by now not a whole new, different bike? On the pic it still seems to be a standard CBR600RR.