Rossi to Duc rumor mill

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target=_blank>http://speedtv.com/articles/moto/motogp/8085/

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Ducati and sponsors Marlboro have made Rossi a huge offer, around 10 million dollars, and with unprecedented personal freedoms…no public appearances (Rossi is personally anti-tobacco and says so but has also said that he would not let his personal convictions prevent him from riding for a team with tobacco backing), a one-year contract, freedom to run his personal number 46 instead of the #1, freedom to organize as many silly victory celebrations as he wants and to appear on the podium dressed anyway he pleases…as a nun, as Che Guevarra or as the Spirit of Christmas Past…anything, just as long as he races the red bike!
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<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Honda Racing Corporation president Suguru Kanazawa is hopeful Rossi will re-sign.

"We believe Rossi will continue with the Repsol Honda team for the next two seasons, but if he does not we will just have to build a faster Honda to beat him," he said.
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Rossi has always said he dreams of riding for an Italian mfg....

I think he will go at the end of the '04 season. He has had to somwhat fight for the championship this year & I do not think he will go to the Duck until it has 1 more season of development.