Randy de Puniet says he will not completely rule out a switch to the World Superbike Championship next season, but will only move if he receives a competitive package.
The Frenchman is considering his future having struggled to be competitive with Pramac Racing this season, de Puniet having switched to the satellite Ducati team after finishing top ten overall for LCR Honda in 2010.
Though de Puniet is prioritising MotoGP, in particular a stay with Pramac, or a possible switch to LCR Honda or Tech 3 Yamaha, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of following in the footsteps of Marco Melandri and Max Biaggi by committing to World Superbikes.
Indeed, while de Puniet, who has reportedly been approached by former MotoGP employers Kawasaki, insists he will only join the Superbike ranks if the deal is correct, he holds it in higher regard than moving to one of the proposed CRT MotoGP teams or Moto2.
“There is a place at LCR if it does not happen with Dovizioso and Bradl, a place for Tech 3 if Colin (Edwards) leaves, and then there is Pramac and maybe Gresini," de Puniet told his personal blog.
"So it's either one of these options, and then Superbike if we can find a competitive bike. If I go to SBK, it is to be in front, not to be eighth or ninth.
“Otherwise, it will be home waiting to be called as a replacement. What is crystal clear is that will not ride a CRT bike or in Moto2.”