Anthony West has announced that he will race in the MotoGP World Championship next season.

A message on West's official Facebook page, states that the former factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider will "ride a CRT bike in MotoGP!"

A subsequent comment adds that West will ride for the Speed Master team.

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West, a former 250GP and WSS race winner, has spent the last two seasons racing in Moto2 for MZ.

The 30-year-old Australian took a best finish of fourth (twice) this year, which was spent mainly on FTR machinery. He finished 22nd in the championship.

West also made 14 500cc starts on a privateer Honda during 2001.

Speed Master won three Moto2 races with Andrea Iannone this year.