Honda has announced that both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have re-signed for the factory Honda MotoGP team, but not with two-year deals as had been previously indicated.

HRC president Tetsuo Suzuki announced at Brno in mid-August that "we have come to a basic agreement with our riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso for the next two years."

However, the announcement at Misano on Sunday states that Pedrosa has signed only a one-year extension, while Dovizioso has signed for 2010 with options to extend for 2011.

"We are very pleased that both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have re-signed for the factory Honda team and we have total confidence that these two riders possess the talent to help us fight for the MotoGP World Championship," said Suzuki.

"They both have long and successful careers with Honda in grand prix racing and we are happy this partnership will continue. Although we have struggled this season, we will continue the challenge until the very last grand prix.

"Since this year is the 50th anniversary of the start of Honda's participation in the World Championships, we must remind ourselves once again that Honda has been striving to compete at the top level in the world since the day of its founding.

"As HRC we will, of course, reinforce the development of our machine, and together with every team member, we will continue to fight with Honda's challenging spirit in our hearts."

Pedrosa has been a Honda rider since his debut in the 125cc class in 2001. The Spaniard won the 125cc championship in 2003 and then the 250cc title in 2004 and 2005.

A double race winner in his first 2006 MotoGP season, Pedrosa was then the only Honda rider to win races during the first two seasons of 800cc racing - in 2007 and 2008. Pedrosa has won a total of seven MotoGP races, most recently at the US Grand Prix, with a best premier-class ranking of second in the 2007 championship.

Pedrosa, fourth in the 2009 standings but set to inherit third from the absent Casey Stoner, had been linked with a possible move to Yamaha - until Jorge Lorenzo chose to stay put - and then had talks with Ducati, but remaining at Honda was always the most likely scenario.

"This new agreement with HRC is great news for me and I'm very pleased to be staying with the team that I've ridden for since 2006," said Pedrosa. "We have now established an effective way of working and I'm confident that we can become even more competitive in the future.

"The target has always been to win the world championship and that of course stays the same. We have proved before that we can be the fastest and beat the best in the world, and I still believe we can get to a level where we are challenging for that at every race. That is what the whole team must work towards.

"HRC has a very impressive racing heritage and I still have confidence that they can produce a bike that can win the world championship," he declared.

Dovizioso has also only ridden Honda machinery during his full time grand prix career, which began in 2002 in the 125cc class and saw the Italian crowned the 2004 world champion.

Dovi battled present MotoGP title contender Lorenzo in the 250cc class before joining MotoGP with Scot Honda last season. An impressive debut year ended with fifth in the championship and one podium, fueling a move to the factory team for 2009.

The #4 won his first MotoGP race in the damp at Donington Park earlier this year, making him the first rider other than Pedrosa to win on the RC212V, and is currently sixth in the standings.

"I'm very happy to be continuing with HRC in the factory Honda team," said Dovi. "The experience of being involved with such a prestigious team has been very important for me and, as soon as we began discussing the future, my target was to continue with Honda.

"My first year as a factory rider has taught me a lot. I'm confident that with the direction we've agreed for machine development we can reach a level where we are fighting for victory every Sunday. Honda is a company that has achieved huge racing success and there are a lot of very talented and passionate people behind this effort. I'm sure we have the potential to fight for the world title."

Team title sponsor Repsol is yet to agree a new contract.

2010 MotoGP World Championship - confirmed line-up:

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha
2. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha
3. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro
4. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro
5. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda
7. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki
8. Alvaro Bautista SPA Rizla Suzuki*
9. Marco Melandri ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini
10. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini*
11. Hector Barbera SPA Aspar Ducati*

* rookie