Pramac Racing has announced a partnership with Yakhnich Motorsport for the 2016 MotoGP season.

The partnership also 'actively involves the Russian Motorcycle Federation and presents a unique Russian-Italian project aiming for the further development of motorsport in Russia'.

The team, which will run Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci on Ducati machinery this season, will now be known as 'Octo Pramac Yakhnich'.

Yakhnich promoted and organised the inaugural Russian World Superbike rounds in 2012-2013, but is probably best known for winning the 2013 World Supersport title with Sam Lowes.

The outfit then moved into World Superbikes with MV Agusta machinery, but the relationship lasted only a few races before the two parties split. Even so, Yakhnich is set to return to the World Supersport ranks in 2016, reportedly in a deal to run British Supersport stand out Kyle Ryde.



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