Marco Melandri will stay with Fortuna Honda for the 2007 MotoGP season after they matched the offer he received to move to Ducati.
Italian rider Melandri had been wanted by Ducati
This season Melandri won in France, Turkey and Australia, with four other podium places, and he is third in the standings with two races left.
"For me it was very important to find a team that allowed me to work at the top and at ease," said Melandri.
"I'm really happy with the team around me, we're working well together."