An inside source has exclusively revealed to RideApart that a deal between Casey Stoner and the Repsol Honda MotoGP team will be officially announced later today. The move will leave a seat open for Rossi at Ducati. Stoner’s two-year contract with Honda will see him racing alongside Dani Pedrosa. Part of Repsol’s sponsorship package dictates that at least one of the team’s seats is filled by a Spaniard. It’s not currently clear what this means for Andrea Dovizioso, who’s Italian. Hopefully the official announcement will clear that up.
Update: the source says the deal is done but the announcement may have been delayed for political reasons, stay tuned.