Rossi has 'some other options'
Valentino Rossi is refusing to rush a decision on his future a rumours of a return to Yamaha made the rounds at Laguna Seca.
With Ben Spies announcing earlier this week that he will be leaving Yamaha at the end of this season, there are some who believe this is the perfect opportunity for Rossi to grab a competitive ride.
However, the Italian left the team with a bit of bad blood between himself and Jorge Lorenzo as the three-year relationship between the two teammates deteriorated to the point that neither side of the garage was communicating.
Yamaha, though, is not Rossi's only option as there is also the chance to remain with Ducati or even take a works Honda bike but at a satellite team.
For now, though, Rossi isn't saying which option he is leaning towards.
"The situation is quite clear. I still haven't decided, because it's a bit too early," said the Italian.
"I spoke a lot with Ducati about next year and I'm still waiting about some of the details and some of the contract. I also have some other options."
He added: "I think the situation will be more clear in the next weeks and in the summer break I will decide for next year."
The 33-year-old did, however, insist that money will not play a role in his decision.
"Sincerely from my point of view, money is not very important. If not I would already have decided! Everything has some positive and some negatives. So I have to make a clear balance and make the decision.
"From one side we have a lot of work to do, but good impression and good feeling for the future. With some other choice (assumed to be Yamaha) is more safe and more sure that it is possible to be competitive in a short period.
"It is also a particular moment in my career, so I have to decide what is more important for the future."