World Superbike racer and sometime Moto2 race winner Jordi Torres will make his MotoGP debut next weekend at Aragon in place of the injured Tito Rabat.
He has a solitary Moto2 victory to his name at the Sachsenring in 2013.
Torres will take the GP16 Ducati that was ridden by MotoGP debutant Christophe Ponsson last weekend at Misano, as Rabat continues to recover from his injuries sustained in his horror practice crash at Silverstone last month.
“First of all I want thank the team for this opportunity,” commented Torres. “Right now I am excited but also terrified, but it is always a challenge to be able to try a MotoGP bike for the first time.
“I really want to try the bike and see how I evolve. I know that the championship has a very high level and in a race weekend it is very difficult to assimilate all the things you need to be fast, but I will try to learn as much as possible and take advantage of my experience.