Alongside preparations for his debut season in the World Superbike championship, Randy de Puniet will also test for the Suzuki MotoGP team at Sepang next month.

The Frenchman gave the GSX-RR its first race appearance at Valencia in November, before handing over to 2015 race riders Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro.

However de Puniet's new Crescent WSBK deal will also see him continue to help the Suzuki factory with development of its grand prix project.

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"After the [January WSBK tests] test I will continued to train for a further week at home before flying to Malaysia for the MotoGP test," he said. "It is a busy off-season for me, but it will be good to ride the GP bike as one last training session before arriving at Phillip Island for the first race of the SBK season."

The Phillip Island race takes place on February 22, between the Sepang MotoGP tests.