Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is set to return to former team Ducati as an ambassador and test rider.
The 30-year-old Australian, who won the title with Ducati in 2007, will begin his new role next year.
"The opportunity to work with Ducati again is something very special," said Stoner in a Ducati statement.
"It's been a great journey with HRC over the last five years. Winning the World Championship in 2011 was obviously a high point and I've made many friends and formed lasting relationships along the way.
"The Ducati brand and the Ducati fans have been such a big part of my career and my life, so it will be really great to reunite the relationship and start another chapter with this iconic brand."