While there were reports Jack Miller could ride for Ducati next season, the team's sporting director insists that was never discussed.
It looks unlikely that Jorge Lorenzo will record a high finish on his last MotoGP race, which Fabio Quartararo will start from the front.
Fabio Quartararo and Marc Marquez make up familiar names at the front of the grid for the final race of Jorge Lorenzo's career.
Jorge Lorenzo will head into retirement after the Valencia Grand Prix and Johann Zarco would love to replace him at Repsol Honda.
It was a Marc Marquez masterclass as the Repsol Honda star blitzed the field in Japan.
Despite sealing the world title in Thailand, Marc Marquez did not let up in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Frenchman Johann Zarco has secured a ride until the end of 2019 but Jorge Lorenzo is confident he will not be impacted by the move.
Marc Marquez secured his ninth win of the MotoGP season with victory at the Malaysia Grand Prix.
Sunday brought another race win for MotoGP leader Marc Marquez as he claimed victory and Andrea Dovizioso crashed out at Le Mans.
Three decades on from Christian Sarron's pole at Circuit Paul Ricard, Johann Zarco will start at the front of MotoGP's French Grand Prix.