Rossi has been quoted as saying he would be interested in a move to Ducati in 2009 if the Yamaha does not improve next year. Although he is on good terms with Honda and Ducati, he would prefer Ducati as they are Italian.
I was so sure he would ride for the big Red one day, but im not so sure now.
Is he just playing devils advocate? does he still have the same aura about him that any of the top 3 would bend over backwards to have him? Do Ducati want him or need him, they already have the current world champion, and Honda are beginning to the look the force they once were when he was riding the RCV, with Pedrosa beginning to look awesome.
Isnt it better for a team to approach you and to conduct your business under the radar, than to tell the world?
Having read his latest book, im not so sure either Honda or Ducati will be scrambling to hire him, he said some not very complimentary things about Honda and said Ducati didnt suit his style, so what changed?
Is it possible he recognises that the new generation of riders is just as good and he is no longer the feared rider he once was?
Being a Rossi and Ducati fan, I would like to see him bring the No1 plate to Ducati, not just move becuase it represents his best chance of winning the title again.
In my opinion....