The rumors that Valentino Rossi is contemplating a switch to Ducati have been brewing for some time now. We wrote about the background to the story earlier, and at Phillip Island, MCN's Matt Birt took the opportunity to ask both Valentino Rossi and his crew chief Jeremy Burgess about the rumors.
Valentino Rossi was short and to the point, giving the same answer he'd given to Spanish and Italian journalists previously. He pointed to the fact that he already had a contract with Yamaha for next season, and repeated that he will only make a decision next year. Burgess was typically more forthright, denying the rumors outright, and putting them down to "dickhead Italian journalists". At the time he was supposed to be entering the Ducati factory, Burgess said, he was sitting at home in Australia. Read the full report over on MCN.