Former Moto2 rider Alex Baldolini has teamed up with Lorini Honda for the 2013 World Supersport Championship.
Baldolini rode a Triumph 675 for Power Team Suriano last season and put the British marque back on the podium for the first time since Chaz Davies managed the feat in 2010 as he took third place at Misano.
The Italian, who finished equal sixth overall in the championship standings last season in his debut in the class, tested the Honda CBR6000RR he will race this year at Vallelunga last Sunday.
“I'm very happy to join forces with Lorini Team next season and to take part in the 2013 season on board the Honda CBR600RR,” said Baldolini.
“I want to thank Honda Italia and Lorini brothers for having trust in me to ride such a competitive bike.
“Last Sunday I could test the bike at Vallelunga for a few laps and I'm really happy with the bike and the team,” he added.
“I can't wait to be in Phillip Island to test the bike again and begin the new season.”