Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi re-affirmed his commitment to success with Ducati's MotoGP team. Following the opening round of the season in Qatar, the Italian had been quoted as saying that he could not 'make the difference' with Ducati's GP12 machine.
Speaking to GPone.com ahead of this weekend's MotoGP round in Jerez, however, Rossi squashed any speculation of his imminent departure from the team.
"We have a contract in place," said Rossi. "And I'll give it my best right up until the end. The chances of seeing me on another bike are virtually zero."
After scoring just one podium finish in his debut season with Ducati last year, Rossi qualified a lowly 12th in Qatar and finished the race in tenth place.
The Italian is yet to win a race since leaving Yamaha at the end of the 2010 season.