2013 AMA Superbike World Champion Josh Herrin will move to Moto2 next season with the Caterham team also making it’s debut in the intermediate class.
Herrin surprised the AMA paddock by overcoming the vastly experienced and fancied Josh Hayes in the 2013 AMA Superbike title, and he will now move into World Championship racing, and take part in Moto2.
Herrin will join the Caterham team, who will look to join the intermediate class.
Moto2 rules of course state the every team has the same Honda 600cc engine, so the Caterham do not have to worry about building a bike from scratch, they just need to get a competitive chassis.
The 23 year old is understood to have signed a two year contract with Caterham, and he will be in Malaysia in a fortnights time with the Indian team as he looks to familiarise himself with his new set up, for a “home race” with Caterham F1 owner Tony Fernandez Malaysian.
Herrin was understood to be in talks with the Marc VDS team, but both Herrin and Marc VDS couldn’t come to an agreement when Herrin said he couldn’t guarantee sponsorship money to the Belgian squad.
There have been all sorts of rumours about who could partner Herrin, with both Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Jules Cluzel being linked with a ride.
Expect an announcement to be made prior to the Malaysian race.