TAKAAKI Nakagami will partner Britain's Cal Crutchlow at LCR Honda in MotoGP next season.
The Japanese rider is currently in Moto2 and will move up at the start of the 2018 season on-board the Honda RC213V in the premier class.
LCR Honda's Team Principal Lucio Cecchinello said: 'We are very happy to confirm Takaaki Nakagami as the newest member of our team; a team which will be expanded with crew members who boast vast experience.
'This project, alongside our current programme with cal Crutchlow, marks the fulfilment of our sporting ambitions.'
Nakagami has so far taken 12 podium finished in Moto2 along with a race win to place him currently third in the Championship Standings.
'Since riding a pocket bike when I was four-years-old, I have always aimed to compete with the world's best. There are still seven Moto2 races left this season [...] and I will be concentrating on these races, whilst gaining the abilities I need for next year,' explains Nakagami.