Newly crowned American superbike champion Josh Herrin will join the new Caterham Moto2 squad for the 2014 world championship.
The 23-year-old clinched the AMA title last weekend at Laguna Seca and immediately confirmed he had clinched a two-year deal to switch to Moto2.
The Californian did not reveal which team he had signed for but the hot rumour during last weekend’s Motorland Aragon round in Spain was Herrin is joining the new Caterham outfit.
Herrin has been trying to secure a Grand Prix switch for some time and is managed by Bob Moore, who also represents British MotoGP duo Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith.
The new Caterham squad will use the Suter frame and it was rumoured during the Motorland Aragon round that it has been locked in negotiations with French duo Johann Zarco, Jules Cluzel and Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter.
Caterham had also spoken to Finn Mika Kallio but he clinched a new one-year extension with the Marc VDS Racing squad.
MCN earlier this month revealed that Caterham would form a new squad next season as part of a huge race and road bike project being bankrolled by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes.