Not gonna happen. Mat Oxley wrote a snippet in Roadracing World a month or two ago about it. He had a brief interview with the factory team manager who said they'd never have him back.
Found this on the WERA bbs:
Valentino Rossi is right when he says that the withdrawal of Stoner " changes all the cards on the table . " Honda loses its lead driver, world champion, one able to climb on the podium 19 times out of 20 races on the MotoGP Tokyo. " It was a surprise for us - admits Shuei Nakamoto , vice president of HRC - we tried to get him in every way to think about it, but it was useless. We respect his choice . " The first signs of impatience with the world Casey had already shown them at the end of last season: " I have discussed at length - he explains - c i said he wanted to spend more time with his family in Australia . He made clear he wanted to do as few tests as possible, in addition to the winter. We satisfied, we have also eliminated most of the promotional events that required his presence . "
It was not enough, the number 1 said just now, and begin preparations for the succession. " We will begin to talk seriously with Pedrosa in 2013, we had not yet done , "says Nakamoto. But a door may open for Valentino Rossi , the closed long ago. " At this point anything is possible, we have to think about it "are the words of Vice President of HRC that assesses the ability to have two more top drivers" but I will talk directly with Honda Motor, the sponsors even before she is the main contact ". Nor does it preclude the possibility of putting under contract Marquez, " but you should ask Ezpeleta " answers referring to the rule that prevents rookies in MotoGP to be an official team.
To you support the decision made by Stoner Livio Suppo , Director of Marketing and Communications and the HRC's side of the Ducati since the late Casey. " Today has taught us something special, that is not there just for the money - he says - as he always did his head and deserves respect. I have not seen many athletes able to retire undefeated, I just remember Pirmin Zurbriggen and Troy Bayliss before him . " Full support from his team who also followed him throughout the adventure in MotoGP. " Casey is a man - said his crew chief Bruno Leoni - we had already anticipated his decision. What will happen to us do not know, but one thing is for sure: from now on Stoner will try to win every race . "
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Originally Posted by rc51 Red Rider
Rossi couldn't even dominate at Yamaha.
Even after he erected a "Chinese Wall" with Lorenzo, he got waxed.
He then had to move on.
He won 4 championships with Yamaha.......yeah, he got waxed.