Reigning and five-time WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea will remain with Kawasaki after signing a multi-year deal.
With one race win under his belt already this season, at the only 2020 round to be held so far in Australia, Rea is on course for title number six.
Signing his new contract demonstrates his intention to build on and extend his winning streak well beyond this current season.
“I am super happy to sign a new contract with Kawasaki and KRT. What we have achieved together is incredible. Our success is driven by a great team and of course the base of the project - our Ninja ZX-10RR,” said Rea.
“I will keep working hard, together with my crew, the engineers at KHI to be in the best condition every single race. This period away from racing has reignited a burning desire to keep winning and continue to improve my skills and the package of our bike.
“Racing never stands still and all the riders and manufactures are continuing to improve - we must do the same. Now we can fully focus on our 2020 WorldSBK season where racing will restart soon. I want to thank Kawasaki, the team and all my sponsors for their continued support and this great opportunity.”
Neither Rea not the team have confirmed how many years the contract is for, it is unlikely that the Irishman will ride for anyone else before retiring from the sport.