Moto2 race winner Jordi Torres will return to the MotoGP paddock in 2020 with Join Contract Pons 40 in the MotoE World Cup.
Torres has been competing in the Superbike World Championship since 2015, and took four podiums including a win at Qatar in his debut season.
Torres will replace eight-time MotoGP race winner Sete Gibernau, who will retire from racing once more.
“Being part of this great project and in this category where what is expected as the technology of the future is used as a propulsion is a pride and a satisfaction,” said Torres.
“I think it comes at a point in my career where I feel quite mature and more prepared than ever, I really want to and I feel thrilled to start this new adventure.
“To do it with a team like Sito Pons, which is one of the most leading in the world championship, both for its past and present achievements, is almost a dream come true. I want to thank Sito for this opportunity and for my part I will give everything I have to offer a great show.
“I know that I will have all the tools to fight for the maximum and I hope to live up to this challenge. Everything will be new and I’m sure that it will be very electrifying.
“I will have to adapt as quickly as possible and be able to do my best. I want to do it well and surely it will bring me a lot in my sports career.
“Being able to be part of the evolution of these motorcycles is an honor and I already want to meet the team, get on the bike and start working to give 100%.”
Team Owner Sito Pons added: “I am pleased to announce the incorporation of Jordi Torres to the Join Contract Pons 40, our MotoE team.
“After a first year that has helped us to understand the motorcycle and the Championship, in which everything was new, with Jordi we opened a new stage and faced the challenge of fighting to win the MotoE World Cup.
“As a rider, he has successfully rode the Moto2 World Championship and the WorldSBK, being able to win in both categories, and that gives him a degree of maturity, experience and speed needed to try to fight to be MotoE World Champion. The team, together with our partners, will give him the necessary tools so that we can fight for it.
“Welcome to the team Jordi and thanks to our partners who trust once again in our project. Together an exciting season awaits us, and I am sure it is full of success.”