Pata Yamaha World Superbike star Alex Lowes will make his MotoGP debut on a Tech 3 Yamaha during Monday's official test at Brno.
The ride is a reward for his part in Yamaha's Suzuka 8 Hours victory, when he rode alongside current Tech 3 racer Pol Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga.
"I'm really looking forward to Monday's test on the YZR-M1," Lowes said. "I'm very thankful to Yamaha for providing me the opportunity, and to Hervé Poncharal and the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team for making it possible.
"Brno is a fantastic circuit and it will be good to work with Pol again, from inside his own garage this time!
"It's been a good month already with the Suzuka victory and a really positive test this week on the World Superbike. Yamaha giving me the chance to try one of the best MotoGP bikes in the world will be a great experience for me as a rider and really is the icing on the cake!"
Alex's twin brother Sam is joining MotoGP next season with Aprilia.