Colin Edwards will switch Grand Prix classes for a brief spell next month when he lends his vast experience to the Tech 3 Racing Moto2 project.
The Texan is being lined up to test the French squad’s bike at a Moto2 session on November 8 immediately after the final race in Valencia.
Edwards, who currently rides for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad with compatriot Ben Spies, will test a new chassis as the squad begins preparations on its new 2011 Moto2 machine.
A source said: “Colin seems well up for it. It will be a big change for him but he seems keen to help the team out and give them some feedback on the bike. He obviously has a lot of experience and it could be a useful experiment.”
Tech 3 Racing has not yet unveiled its 2011 Moto2 line-up with Yuki Takahashi and Raffaele de Rosa both certain to move on.
Edwards recently signed a new one-year deal with the Tech 3 MotoGP squad and he will be joined by British rider Cal Crutchlow next season.