Lanzi is a three-time World Superbike race winner having raced for Caracchi Ducati and then Ducati Xerox and in 2010 for DFX Corse where he took a second place podium at Imola. In 2011 he replaced injured James Toseland at BMW Italia for the Misano, Motorland Aragon and Brno rounds.
The Italian rider spent just a season in World Supersport, but it was back in 2004 on a Breil-liveried factory Ducati 749R where he finished 5th overall.
“I am delighted to begin this new adventure with Prorace,” said Lanzi. “I have known them for a few years and they offered me the ride. World Supersport is very competitive and it won’t be easy to stay with the guys at the front, but I’ve been training hard during the winter and I am in perfect shape. It’ll be strange for me to race a Honda in World Supersport. My only experience in this championship, of which I have great memories, was on a Ducati, so my riding style is set up for this type of bike.”