Stefan Bradl will make his MotoGP return at Indianapolis with the factory Aprilia squad following his switch from Forward Yamaha.
The German rider has been given the all clear from doctors after being forced to miss his home round at the Sachsenring last month due to a broken scaphoid sustained at Assen.
Alongside his recovery, Bradl has sensationally switched teams in the summer break following the news that Forward Yamaha will miss this weekend's round in America after boss Giovanni Cuzari was arrested on corruption charges.
As a result, Forward Yamaha released the 25-year-old from his contract allowing him to join Aprilia as a full-time replacement for Marco Melandri, who quit the team prior to the German Grand Prix.
“I can't wait to get to Indianapolis and start this new, great adventure,” said Bradl.
“I'll need to get used to a new team and a new bike, so my main goal in this first Grand Prix is to begin getting to know my mechanics and familiarising myself with the way the bike performs.
“As for my injured right wrist, the situation is good.
“I am very pleased because my hand is no longer giving me problems and lately I have been able to do the same training program that I did before my injury.
“During the summer break the healing process went well and on Monday the doctors gave me the all clear to race at Indy.
“Recently I have also been Motocross training to check my sensations on a bike.
“I still don't know how I'll feel astride a MotoGP bike, but I think that by the time I arrive at Indianapolis I'll already be close to 100 percent fitness.”
Yamaha's Valentino Rossi leads the championship standings by 13 points from team-mate Jorge Lorenzo prior to championship's visit to Indianapolis.