Next season, Andrea Dovizioso will almost certainly leave the Repsol Honda team. Because the Italian rider is getting closer to the LCR Honda satellite team, to become his squad in the 2012 MotoGP season.
Talks with the British Grand Prix 2009 champion is already entered an advanced stage. Dovizioso "cut off" to the satellite teams, because the Repsol Honda rider will only use two of the season ahead, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa.
LCR Honda boss, Lucio Cecchinello, said: "From our side, it is clear that this is the best opportunity for us to make a big step forward. Andrea has shown that he has a great potential and this will be an honor to be working with him next season.
"Later, the work will be a little tricky because Andrea supported a motorcycle factory in the factory team, and of course he wants to continue to have the best materials, and structures larger than we have now. This is something that we're doing, and we propose and discuss project with our sponsors. But we still have a high commitment to work towards this direction. "