Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl will make his MotoGP debut this week when he joins the LCR team for the post-season test at Valencia.
The German will ride the Honda RC212V from the team, which said it will announce its riders for the 2012 season in the upcoming days. LCR confirmed on Sunday that Spaniard Toni Elias will leave the team, with Bradl and Randy de Puniet believed to be among the candidates for the ride.
"In a few days, together with our sponsors and Honda, we will make a final decision on the riders for 2012," said team boss Lucio Cecchinello. "Meanwhile, we welcome the request from HRC to provide our RC212V to Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl to give him the opportunity to try out a MotoGP bike."