Marco Simoncelli will continue to get the backing of the Honda factory for next year in MotoGP similar to what he has been having since 2010.  He will yet again ride the factory spec bike in the San Carlo Gresini team and this means that Andrea Dovizioso has now no chance of getting a factory ride.  His options seem to be either the Honda LCR team riding a satellite spec bike or the Tech3 Yamaha team which will also offer him only a satellite machine.  Dovizioso is likely to announce his plans at Motegi this weekend.