Rea, who had planned to only race at the season ending Grand Prix of Valencia, revealed the news on twitter by tweeting:
“Back to Sepang GP next week! I’ll get to ride a SpeedUp Moto2 bike for AGR Team at Malaysia, Aus & Japan!”
Rea will replace Alberto Moncayo for the Asian and Australian races after the Spaniard aggravated an old knee injury that will force him to miss the next three races.
“It was a stroke of bad luck for Alberto. most important thing now is that the injury to heal completely,” said the Spaniard. “This mishap has forced us to act quickly and we were able to have Gino Rea, who comes fresh having run as a guest in Aragon and also knows Sepang, where last year the podium .”
The wet Malaysian race last year gave Rea the first podium of his career riding for Gresini.