from [...] "Crash.net reports that there's a strong possibility that Spanish MotoGP rider, Sete Gibernau, will end up riding a Ducati Motorcycle in next year's GP. This is due to a major domino effect happening at this moment. Let me explain. Stay with me, take a pen, and write this down, since it's complicated.... It would seem that Spanish sponsor Telefonica Movistar are withdrawing from the MotoGP in order to fully support Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso (since he may become world champion). This is increased due to the fact that they've lost Dani Pedrosa to Repsol Honda next season, something that does not sit well with Telefonica. Since Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa have just signed with Honda HRC for 2006, this limits Gib's chances for a "new" Honda.... Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Altadis (sponsors of the two Yamaha teams) are planning to possibly back-out of sponsoring Yamaha with Valentino Rossi indeed goes solo, i.e., one Yamaha rider! So Altadis (with their Gauloises and Fortuna brands) will probably sponsor Toni Elias and Marco Melandri. With me so far ??? Since Ducati tried to sign Gibernau last year, are willing to try again, and are allegedly reported to offer 4 million Euros to get Sete. Since Carlos Checa has had a disappointing season, he would be replaced by Gibernau. Pheeww... and throw in the persistent rumor that in 2007 Rossi is going four wheels, it really looks like musical chairs. The one ending without a chair, or in this case motorcycle seat, would probably be Biaggi.... Click here to read the whole story. "