The Hungarian will get his first opportunity to run with the Evan Bros Yamaha team in a test at Autodrom Most on 16 – 17 July, before making his return to the world championship paddock at Assen, The Netherlands, on 23 – 25 July, alongside full-season rider and championship contender Steven Odendaal.
Born in Budapest, Sebestyén contested the Red Bull Rookies Cup and CEV before making sporadic appearances in the MotoGP-supporting 125cc World Championship. He then switched over to the FIM Superbike World Championship paddock, competing in the 2013 European Junior Cup, where he scored a best finish of second at Magny-Cours.
His performances earned him a spot on the 2014 WorldSBK grid, before switching to the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup the following year. The 27-year-old returned to WorldSBK in 2016, riding a Yamaha R1 and scoring his first points finish at Jerez.
In 2017, Sebestyén took part in the European rounds of WorldSSP, where he remained for a second season, scoring his first top 10 result in Qatar after a mid-season team switch. In 2019, he was given his first full season in the championship, taking points in 11 of the 12 rounds. Last year, he raced the Yamaha R6 for the first time and scored his best-ever finish of sixth at MotorLand Aragón.
Sebestyén will join the team which has taken the last two riders’ titles, with Evan Bros Yamaha teammate Odendaal locked in a title battle, having won the opening three races of 2021.