Highly rated Spaniard Tito Rabat could be the first rider to win the Moto2 crown and defend the title.
The Marc VDS Racing squad has confirmed this morning that Rabat will remain with the Belgium-based outfit in 2015.
Rabat has dominated Moto2 in 2014 with four wins in the opening nine races and heads into the summer break with a 19-point lead over Marc VDS Racing teammate Mika Kallio.
Rabat is in the first of a two-year deal with Marc VDS Racing squad and had a clause that if he captured the Moto2 crown and had an offer to ride a Factory bike, he could move to MotoGP.
He has been linked with LCR Honda, Pramac Ducati and Suzuki, but said: “I’m happy to stay with Marc VDS in 2015 for a number of reasons, but the main one is because they are as committed to winning races as I am. I have a good team of people around me and they ensure I have everything I need to win, so why would I go anywhere else?
Now everything is sorted we can focus on doing what we set out to do at the beginning of the season, which is to win races and the championship. Nobody has ever won the Moto2 World Championship and then returned the following year to defend the title, so I hope I will be the first.”
Earlier this week, Marc VDS Racing axed struggling Moto3 rider Livio Loi after a succession of disappointing results.