Scott Redding will rejoin Marc VDS in MotoGP for 2015 as the dominant Moto2 team moves up to the top class running a factory Honda.
Marc VDS had been at the forefront of the chase for the works-specification Honda relinquished by Redding's current MotoGP team Gresini when a funding shortfall led to it switching to a new role as Aprilia's works team.
Currently leading the Moto2 standings with Tito Rabat and Mika Kallio, Marc VDS had explored a MotoGP move several times in recent years but appeared set to wait until the 2016 rules before the Honda opportunity emerged.
Redding is riding Gresini's Open class Honda for his rookie MotoGP season. He had been expected to replace Alvaro Bautista on the team's works-specification bike prior to the Aprilia move.
The 21-year-old Briton rode for Marc VDS in Moto2 from 2010-13, finishing second to Pol Espargaro in last year's standings.
The Marc VDS decision means both of Honda's factory-specification customer MotoGP bikes will have British riders in 2015, as Cal Crutchlow will switch from Ducati to ride LCR's example.
Marc VDS has already signed MotoGP champion Marc Marquez's brother Alex - currently a Moto3 title contender - to join Rabat in its Moto2 line-up next year.