Phillip Island WSBK race winner Eugene Laverty is to test Suzuki's new MotoGP machine.

Laverty sensationally won on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki debut at last month's World Superbike season opener and, in a forthcoming interview with, crew chief Phil Marron is asked about the chances of Laverty moving to Suzuki in MotoGP.

"Well, Eugene's going to test the bike," Marron replied. "He's got a few tests scheduled and he's really keen to give that a go, we'll just have to wait and see what 2015 holds.

"Eugene is hopeful of something happening but that certainly wasn't the reason for taking this [Crescent WSBK] ride...

"At present we're contracted to Suzuki for one year, we're all English speaking and it's a really friendly and professional team with a good crew and Paul [Denning, Crescent boss] keeps a tight eye on things."

Suzuki is returning to MotoGP with a new bike and full Factory project next season. An extensive testing line-up is planned for this year, with former MotoGP podium finisher Randy de Puniet signed as a development rider.

Laverty battled uncompetitive machinery in the 250GP class during 2007-2008, before reviving his career in World Supersport.

Eugene's brother Michael is currently preparing to start his second season in MotoGP, with Paul Bird Motorsport.



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