Valentino Rossi has swapped his Ducati with a Yamaha.
Rossi won four MotoGP World Championships on the back of a Yamaha and his decision to move back after two winless seasons with Ducati hasn’t helped his dwindling reputation as a rider.
Another world champion in Casey Stoner has ripped the move saying Rossi didn’t get the most out of his bike while also taking a shot at his former crew chief Jeremy Burgess.
"They ate their words from day one," Stoner said of Ducati.
"Jerry saying that it would take him 80 seconds to fix that bike and that it was a simple issue and now they have had almost two years and have not made any inroads.
"Valentino obviously doesn't want to push limits and ride a bike that is not perfect, he has admitted that.
"Obviously he doesn't want to put the effort in with Ducati.''
Stoner went on to rip Rossi a little more.
"I just feel completely sorry for Ducati that Valentino has gone there and done nothing, but complain about the bike for almost two years," Stoner said.
"The amount of times that guy has had to eat his words is not funny, but people still forgive him for it."
The move will take place after the 2012 season with the Italian walking away from a reported $35 million plus deal to ride again with Yamaha.
Rossi will once again ride alongside Jorge Lorenzo, the man who won the 2012 World Championship before Rossi flipped to Ducati.
Rossi is currently eight on the championship standings with round eleven of the 2012 MotoGP championship taking place at Indianapolis this weekend.