Suzuki have confirmed that they will be joining the MotoGP grid for the post Catalunya test which takes place on June 17th.
The news has come from test rider Nobuatsu Aoki who is currently at the Sepang test.
Aoki was speaking to crash.net, and he told them that they have already been testing the brand new bike , which is belived to be an inline four with a big-bang firing order, at the private test track and at Motegi, and that he and a European rider will be testing in Montmelo.
The former GP winner declined to comment on who the European rider was, but it is widely accepted to be Randy De Puniet, who is believed to be in talks with Suzuki about becoming a test rider.
He did however confirm that Suzuki plan on entering a two-rider factory effort, running under the full MSMA rules. The MSMA rules mean that they can only use 5 engines per season and 20 liters of fuel each race.
The benefit of competing as an MSMA team is they can use their own software on the Magneti Marelli ECU.
Names are already being thrown about as to who the two riders may be, with Crutchlow, Spies and De Puniet among the favourites to take the ride next season when the fully return.