Fausto Gresini has announced that he has signed Marco Melandri to ride for his team, alongside fellow Italian Marco Simoncelli, next season.

Gresini said, “With Simoncelli and Melandri together in the premier class and San Carlo as main sponsor we have a true Italian flavour to the team. The choice we have made means that we will not be extending our relationship with Toni Elias or Alex de Angelis,