Gresini may be leaving Honda for Aprilia in MotoGP, but its Moto3 team will return to the manufacturer next season.

16-year-old star Enea Bastianini is to be retained, with the second seat going to 17-year-old fellow rookie Andrea Locatelli.

The accident prone Niccol? Antonelli has thus lost his place.

"I'm pleased to have defined our young riders development project for next year and to continue in the Moto3 class, which we consider essential to breed future champions," said team principal Fausto Gresini.

"Bastianini, great revelation of this year and our great discovery, will be again with us: with Enea we decided to plan a long-term commitment, over two seasons. Depending on the results, we will choose in which category to participate in the 2016 season.

"Andrea Locatelli is a rider we already know from the Italia Honda Racing Project trophy and whom I respect very much: we see in him a good potential to work on, so we decided to give him this important opportunity.

"Finally, we decided together with the riders to choose Honda as a technical partner for 2015: we are obviously confident and happy to be able to count on this great manufacturer for our young riders development project."

Gresini currently uses KTM machinery, with which Bastianini - recently labelled as the Italian surprise of the season by Valentino Rossi - is eighth in the world championship with three podiums.

Locatelli is presently racing a Mahindra for San Carlo Team Italia, but is yet to score. Antonelli is 17th in the standings during what is his third grand prix season.



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