Carmello states that Rossi will be on a competitive bike next season, Stoner announces retirement, Lorenzo signs new contract with Yamaha, looks like it's not a Yamaha then, rookie rule is abolished, HRC sign Marquez so it's not a Honda.
Ducati offer Rossi 17 million to stay and start talks with Crutchlow, getting ready to drop Hayden, expecting Rossi to stay after talks with Audi. Maybe something new on the horizon for Ducati to make them more competitive ? Ducati give Redding and Ianonne tests and talk about instigating a junior Motogp team, maybe Audi money on the table, all this to entice Rossi to stay.
Ben Spies announces he is leaving Yamaha through social media with no plans for the future, Ducati go cold on Crutchlow, give Hayden another contract and go cold on Redding and Ianonne, start talks with Dovi, Rossi announces he has signed for Yamaha, Dovi signs for Ducati.
This all started with Carmello's statement. With my deerstalker hat on I've come to the conclusion that Carmello brokered talks between Rossi and Yamaha and Honda and Lorenzo was briefed on the outcome. Stoner found out through his Honda connections, Spies found out through a Yamaha connection, possibly Lorenzo himself and Ducati found out through who knows who ?
Jarvis has a birds nest on the end of his nose.