GRESINI RACING have announced that Alvaro Bautista will ride for the Honda team next season.
An agreement was reached between Bautista and Gresini for the Spaniard to ride a Honda RC213V with Team San Carlo Honda Gresini in 2012.
Gresini commented on the signing: "I am particularly satisfied that Alvaro Bautista will ride a Honda RC213V in the colours of Team San Carlo Honda Gresini next year. He is a very fast rider and I also hold him in high regard for his personality and pleasant nature. I am sure that he will integrate swiftly into our group and that we will enjoy some pleasant experiences together in the future."
The satellite Honda team are still aiming to have a second rider on a Honda-powered CRT bike, Gresini Moto2 rider Michele Pirro has been linked to this seat.