Avintia Racing has responded to rumours that it will switch to Ducati machinery for the 2015 MotoGP season.

The Spanish team has run its own Kawasaki ZX-10R based machines for the past three years, initially under the CRT rules and then the new-for-2014 Open class.

In a short post on its official Facebook page, in Spanish, Avintia confirmed that negotiations are underway with Ducati, but added that it is also in talks 'with Yamaha and even Kawasaki' for official support.

Hector Barbera and rookie Mike di Meglio currently ride for Avintia, Barbera claiming a point in Austin and Jerez.

During June's Catalunya round, Ducati MotoGP project director Paolo Ciabatti told Crash.net that Ducati could expand to six bikes next season - Avintia subsequently emerging as favourite for any new machines, alongside the official team and satellite Pramac outfit.