The British motorcyclist Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year deal to ride for Ducati in MotoGP.
The deal means Crutchlow will ride in a factory team for the first time in MotoGP.
27-year-old Crutchlow currently rides for a Yamaha team.
He will replace Nicky Hayden at Ducati.
There are only three full factory teams in MotoGP - at Ducati, Yamaha and Repsol Honda.