Barrier: Nothing decided for next year

Although Sylvain Barrier is contemplating using his past experience with Michelin's rubber to land a MotoGP role, he says a "competitive" WSBK bike is what he is working on.

Barrier has experienced a difficult 2015 campaign after losing his BMW Motorrad Italia ride in World Superbikes.

That prompted a move back to Superstock 1000 where his time with GM Racing has been hampered by the shoulder injury that he suffered at his first Superstock race weekend.

With results not coming his way, the Frenchman has been left wondering where his future lies.

One option is MotoGP, which will change to Michelin tyres in 2016, but what he really wants is a competitive World Superbike ride.

He told the official WSBK website: "I'm trying to use my experience to develop the Michelin MotoGP tyres and maybe open some doors in the MotoGP paddock.

"I know that I'm not ready to race in MotoGP – there are many things that need to be sorted out to do that – but if a manufacturer (such as MV Agusta or another one) was looking to enter MotoGP, I could develop their bike on Michelin tyres using my experience.

"On the other hand, they could offer me a competitive bike in WorldSBK. That's an idea I'm working on right now.

Pressed on the subject, he added: "There's nothing decided yet for next year. There are a lot of talks going on. We need to proceed cleverly in order to open as many doors as possible."