Former Bridgestone motorsport boss Hiroshi Yasukawa has joined MotoGP rights holder Dorna as an advisor to CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.
According to Dorna, the Japanese "will provide his insight on the further development of the sport".
Yasukawa oversaw the worldwide racing activities of Bridgestone from 1997 until this year.
"It's a great honour to continue my career in this fantastic environment thanks to Dorna," he said. "Our relationship was always great throughout the time that I was working with Bridgestone, and I think I can help the continued development of the championship.
"MotoGP has great potential lying ahead, and in the coming years we'll have to tackle new challenges and bring into existence the most appropriate changes to make the MotoGP World Championship even more thrilling and spectacular".
Ezpeleta added: "I'm very proud that we can now count on the experience of Hiroshi Yasukawa who has had close ties with the sport for many years.
"He is an important and respected man who can bring a lot to the FIM MotoGP World Championship as we continue looking for ways to improve it. We're pleased with the fact that MotoGP will continue to benefit from his knowledge".