Team Pedercini Racing has announced the signing of Sandro Cortese for the 2020 Superbike World Championship season.
2012 Moto3 and 2018 Supersport World Champion Cortese has been left without a ride for this season after being dropped by the GRT Yamaha team.
The signing leaves Jordi Torres, who rode for the team last season, without a ride.
Lorenzo Savadori had also been due to ride for the team this year, but it fell through due to sponsorship issues.
The only seat available is with the Althea MIE Racing Team alongside Takumi Takahashi.