Jules Cluzel has confirmed he will make his World Supersport Championship debut next season after agreeing terms with fellow GP-to-WSS newcomers WTR Ten10 Racing.
The Frenchman makes the move to the Supersport series having competed on the GP stage since 2005, Cluzel's career peaking in 2010 when, during the inaugural season of Moto2, he scored a win at Silverstone on the way to seventh in the overall standings.
Though a difficult 2011 campaign on the NGM Forward Suter left Cluzel without a Moto2 ride for 2012, he is nonetheless delighted to have secured a ride in the World Supersport Championship, where he will ride a customer Kawasaki ZX-6R.
"I am really motivated! I'm sure I will tackle this new experience to the best of my possibilities. I really like the idea of taking part in World Supersport, I have the highest possible aims and I'm pleased to be with WTR because I feel they are very motivated as well. In the past I tasted victory in a GP race and it was great, but now I want to win a world title.
“I have to focus on getting myself into the best possible condition for the first race because I haven't ridden the bike yet and I'll have to change my riding style pretty quickly. I am aware that I made a few errors last season but I can say that you learn from your mistakes: it's all good experience for 2012!"
The Italian-Indian run WTR Ten10Racing, which had a Moto2 entry in 2010 and raced in the 125GP series in 2011, is still to decide on Cluzel's team-mate.