Up and coming Australian rider Josh Hook will make his World Superbike Championship debut in 2016 after landing a ride with Team Grillini.

The 22 year-old has been identified as a talent for the future after clinching the Australian 125GP championship in 2011, before then following it up with race wins at Australian Supersport and Superbike level.

Most recently competing in Japan, where he rode a factory-backed F.C.C TSR Honda to 11th in the standings, Hook also stepped foot on the world stage in 2015 with a four-race Moto2 outing on the Technomag Kalex.

For 2016, Hook will step up to World Superbikes with the Team Grillini, where he will be paired with the already-confirmed Dominic Schmitter.

Grillini, which has run BMW and Kawasaki machinery in WSBK in recent years, is yet to confirm which bike it will use in 2016, with rumours suggesting it could run a pair of privateer