Despite only scoring 14 points so far in 2019, Tito Rabat has a swung another two-year MotoGP deal with the Reale Avintia squad.
The former Moto2 champion, who has been carrying injury since a massive crash at Silverstone last year, had been linked with a ride with the Kawasaki squad in WorldSBK but that fizzled out quickly.
“I’m very happy that I signed for two more years with my team. The best news is that we are going to have factory bikes from 2020, which is crucial to our goal of fighting for top positions in every race,” said Rabat.
“The MotoGP class is more competitive than ever and you need to have the best machinery to get good results. I want to thank Raúl for his confidence in me.
“We had a difficult start into this year, but we got stronger in the last few races. Knowing that I will continue for two more seasons is a boost to my confidence and I’m sure I‘ll be back stronger in the second half of the championship.”
Team boss Raul Romero is working getting state-of-the-art bikes with the latest factory specifications, as well as a factory technical crew but hasn’t yet said with which manufacturer.