Michele Pirro who in 2011 rode for the Moto2 Gresini team using a Moriwaki chassis has been signed by Fausto Gresini to ride the CRT motorcycle featuring an FTR frame and the Honda CBR1000RR engine.  Gresini is running the CRT as the second motorcycle while the other is the factory prototype Honda that will ridden by Alvaro Bautista.  Gresini will therefore have a prototype and an a CRT competing in the MotoGP category. This announcement takes the list of confirmed riders in MotoGP to 19.  Apart from this Gresini will also be present in the Moto2 and the Moto3 categories making them the only second team apart from Aspar to compete in all categories.