Paul Bird Motorsport has announced that Damian Cudlin will contest all three flyaway MotoGP rounds in Malaysia, Australia and Japan.

Cudlin, who made his PBM debut as a replacement for Yonny Hernandez at Aragon, had only been due to race again in his home Phillip Island event (October 20).

However he has now been released from his contract with the RAC (Racing Against Cancer) BMW team in the IDM Superbike Championship, clearing the way for him to also compete at Sepang (October 13) and Motegi (October 27).

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Phil Borley, Technical Director at PBM, said: "PBM would like to thank the RAC Racing BMW Team for allowing Damian to race for us in the Malaysian GP and we now look forward to working with him for the three long-haul races and continue the progress we were making during the sessions at Aragon."

Cudlin will race the PBM machine previously used by British rider Michael Laverty. Laverty will continue to ride the full Aprilia ART for the remainder of the season after making his race debut on the bike at Aragon.

Hernandez has been released by PBM to replace the injured Ben Spies at Pramac Ducati.