As revealed by bikesportnews.com a couple of weeks ago (click here), former MotoGP star Randy De Puniet will ride alongside Alex Lowes in the Voltcom Suzuki World Superbike squad in 2015.
The Frenchman is to continue his MotoGP test duties, including a wildcard appearance on the GSX-RR at Valencia, while focusing on getting back to competition in WSBK. De Puniet hasn't raced this season apart from at the Suzuka Eight-Hours and is keen to be back in the fight.
“I’m so happy to be joining Crescent Suzuki for the Superbike World Championship because my target for 2015 was to get back to competing on the race track. Testing for the past year was ok but of course what I really want is to race! I really enjoyed racing in Suzuka this year - to race, to fight and to be on the podium is everything to me," he said.
"I had the opportunity to join the Crescent team for next year and I’m really happy; my first priority was to stay with Suzuki because I want to stay within this family, and for me this is a new challenge – a new championship, new bike, new tyre, everything is different and I have many things to learn but I am ready for that and I’m very confident. I will be joining a very strong team with a lot of experience and I think the bike will be good next year. We have a good test plan for this winter and I think we will be ready for the first race in Phillip Island next year.”