Suzuki announced an expansion of their MX2 effort as Brian Hsu will move up to join Swiss rider Jeremy Seewer in the ranks of the 250 class, and the team have tied 17-year old Bas Vaessen in a two-year deal to contest the EMX250 class.

For Hsu, it marks another step in the young rider's progress through the Suzuki ranks having delivered them the EMX125 title in 2014 and taking seventh place in the EMX250 series this year. His new team-mate in MX2 Seewer came away with fifth overall in the class, improving rapidly through the season on the RMZ250.

The new RMZ250 is radically changed for 2016 and you can read our impressions of the new machine in our shootout test in the new edition of the MOTO All out this week

But while the MX2 squad seems ready to go, there's as yet no word as to who will join veteran Kevin Strijbos in MXGP as both Clement Desalle and Glenn Coldenhoff have jumped ship to Kawasaki and KTM respectively.