Honda Racing Corporation has confirmed it will field three works bikes in the 2011 season, with Andrea Dovizioso staying on to partner Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner.
The Japanese squad also announced the extension of the long-standing partnership with Repsol as title sponsor of its factory team for another two seasons. Repsol and HRC have been together since the 1995 season.
"Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner will form a very strong factory Honda team line-up in 2011, evoking memories of the mid nineties, when Mick Doohan, Alex Criville and Shinichi Ito first rode in Repsol Honda colours, said HRC in a statement.
Stoner, the 2007 MotoGP champion, is joining Honda from Ducati for next season, the Australian getting his first taste of the Japanese bike in this week's post-season test at Valencia.