It had been suggested the Italian, who is yet to pen a deal with Aprilia for next season, could return to Ducati to ride on its new 1199 Panigale machine.
But the current World Superbike championship leader has said he has no intentions of quitting to ride for another team.
"I'd like to finish my career with them (Aprilia),” he told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. “It's the mutual respect and affection that ties me to them. You can't forget that we won four world championships together, but there are a lot variables in play, but the economic aspect isn't that important.”
"I haven't even thought of stopping even a second, continuing is an absolute certainty and Ducati is definitely not in my plans. If I continue to race an Italian marque it will be Aprilia.”
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