Moto2 to boast 40-rider field in 2011

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Next year’s Moto2 world championship will be contested by a bumper entry of 40 riders after final selection meetings took place in Estoril last weekend.

The field will be made up 22 teams, of which 18 will field two rider entries, with four one-rider teams on the grid.

British interest in the 600cc four-stroke class will be boosted by the arrival of Bradley Smith. He signed a deal to join the Tech 3 squad next season in Portugal, as was first reported by MCN last week.

Smith joins established star Scott Redding who will once again ride for the Belgian-based Marc VDS Racing squad.

The team now have until Friday to confirm their riders and then a further week to pay a security deposit to the International Race Teams Association.

Accepted Teams:
Forward Racing
G22 Racing Team
Gresini Racing
Holiday Gym Racing *
Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 *
Iodaracing Project
Italtrans Racing Team
Jack & Jones by A. Banderas
JIR Moto2
Mapfre Aspar Team
Marc VDS Racing
Monlau Competicion *
MZ Motor
QMMF Racing Team
Racing Team By Quereseno
Stop and Go Racing Team
Tech 3 Racing
Technomag CIP
Tenerife 40 Pons
Tuenti Speed Up
Viessman Kiefer Racing
WTR/Speed Master Team *
* One rider team

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt