After losing his Moto2 seat, Anthony West will return to grand prix in the premier MotoGP class for his home Australian round.

West, dropped by QMMF after Misano, has revealed he is to replace the injured Karel Abraham on the AB Motoracing team's Open class Honda.

The former Kawasaki rider, who spent last weekend riding for MV Agusta in British Supersport, will be making his first MotoGP start since 2008.

West's attendancealso means there will be two Aussies on the Phillip Island grid, with fellow RC213V-RS rider Jack Miller nearing the end of his rookie season.

Japanese veteran Kousuke Akiyoshi is taking Abraham's place for this weekend's Japanese round at Motegi. Unlike the other Hondas the AB Motoracing bike uses Showa suspension and Nissin brakes, and is yet to score a point this season.

Rain-master West, who made his grand prix debut back in 1998, has claimed two grand prix wins and six podiums in the 250cc/Moto2 class.


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