Sam Lowes' Yakhnich Yamaha team have this evening confirmed he will not remain with them for next season but will move into an as-yet-unnamed Moto2 team.
Lowes won the World Supersport title with the team this afternoon but has been in talks with a couple of Moto2 teams over past weeks. Yacknich will continue in World Supersport and also move into World Superbikes with MV Agusta.
"This decision was taken in agreement between parties which was concluded instead of the previous one that was valid until 31 december 2015," said a team statement.
"Next two years Sam Lowes will race in Moto2 and meanwhile he will continue his collaboration with Yakhnich Motorsport in marketing and PR activities.
"Both parts agreed that so talented rider must prove his skills in other championships than the World Supersport championship in which he rode for the last five years.
"In summary, Yakhnich Motorsport is proud of Sam Lowes being the team member and also that could achieve high results. On the other hand, Sam Lowes appreciates the team who believed in his talent and let him boost his career in the top level championships."