Nico Bulega has been confirmed as Sam Lowes’ replacement in the Federal Oils Gresini Moto2 team for next season.
Bulega recently removed himself from the VR46 Academy setup and quickly slotted into Fausto Gresini’s plans when Lowes decided he was accepting the deal from MarcVDS.
The Italian has reached a two-year agreement with Gresini and will be one half of the Moto2 line up in next season.
“This weekend is going to be filled with emotions, as I’ll be racing at my home GP which is basically one km away from my home,” said Bulega.
“To be riding in front of so many friends and family gives makes me really excited. The agreement with team Gresini for the next two seasons came in what is a very important moment in my career and it gives me fresh motivation.
“I can’t wait to start this new journey, although the season is still very long; my intention is to work hard to wrap it up the best possible way with y current team, the Sky Racing Team VR46.
“After six seasons with them, four of which under the SKY Racing Team VR46 banner, it will be strange to be wearing different colours and have a different crew to work with, but I have to thank Fausto Gresini for the faith he put in me. I will try to repay him with great effort, dedication and results.”