Britain's Leon Haslam has signed to ride for the Red Devils Roma Aprilia team in World Superbikes as the team becomes the official factory entry for next season and the only squad fielding RSV4s on the grid.
The gritty Derbyshireman has a tough two years with the Holland-based team with a broken leg hampering 2012 added to problems with finicky electronics that he just couldn't get to the bottom of. It is unclear who will be his team-mate in the two-man squad.
“It is great to be part of the official team for 2015 and going on to a bike that has just won the world championship. We will move into the Noale factory soon and I am looking forward to riding the bike at Valencia in a couple of weeks' time," said Haslam, speaking to bikesportnews.com.
"Usually, I am one of the first riders to sign for another season but I am pleased with what we have agreed and to have the factory backing for next year. It is a one-year deal with an option for a second year but I think we should be able to be competitive now that Aprilia have homologated the new engine."