Yamaha will be there with Japanese Superbike riders Kohta Nozane, Katsuyuki Nakasuga, as well as three of Yamaha's test riders.
KTM will have test rider Mika Kallio in Sepang, while Honda
Another alternative might be one of the riders currently racing for Yamaha in the All Japan Superbike championship, as both Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Kohta Nozane are under contract to Yamaha, and have experience racing the Yamaha MotoGP bike
Testing and All-Japan SBK riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Kohta Nozane will be present at both the private test and the IRTA test two days later, while test
squad in the recent years, which included riders like Pol Espargaro, Bradley Smith, Michael van der Mark, Alex Lowes, and Katsuyuki Nakasuga...Honda is ready to fight fire with fire.
Big Red's announcement doesn't tip the full lineup of riders
Michael VAN DER MARK
13. Sam Lowes
14. Hector Barbera
15. Tito Rabat
16. Scott Redding
17. Bradley Smith
18. Hiroshi Aoyama
Yamaha Factory Racing
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
A surprise second-place finisher at Valencia in 2012, Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga will race this weekend as a wildcard.
Another late scratch is Tech3 Yamaha's Jonas Folger who will miss Motegi
The other Japanese rider at Motegi is Katsuyuki Nakasuga. The Yamaha test rider – and the driving force behind Yamaha's three victories at the prestigious Suzuka 8-Hour race