Valentino Rossi has said that he will either remain in MotoGP for two more years or retire at the end of the current season.
The Movistar Yamaha rider’s current contract expires at the end of this year, and he has said that he will not consider putting pen to a one-year deal.
“At the end of 2016 my contract will expire,” the seven-time MotoGP World Champion told Sky Italia. “So I will have to decide whether to continue for another two seasons or not.
“If I continue, it will be for two seasons as all the contracts are for two years.”
Regardless of what decision he comes to, Rossi plans to make a call on his future early in the upcoming season.
“It will be like in 2014, when I said that I would decide [whether to continue] after the first few races.”
The 36-year-old added: “It would be nice to be able to decide in Valencia, calmly, but the rider market starts moving before that. I’ll see how the first five or six races go and I will decide.”