|Valentino Rossi still has a one-season contract with Yamaha. (REUTERS / Albert Gea)|
Speaking to BT Sport, Rossi said he did not plan to retire any time soon.
"In my mind, I want to keep doing it. Extend the contract and stick with Yamaha until the end of my career," said Rossi.
However, Rossi does not want to extend the contract with Yamaha origin. Former Honda and Ducati rider said just wanted to extend the contract if competitive appearances throughout the 2016 season.
"My future will largely depend on the MotoGP this season, since the first race. If I can be competitive, and can fight for the podium every weekend, I will go," said Rossi.
MotoGP 2016 will be the 15th consecutive season for Rossi in the event the primary class of the Grand Prix. Last season, defeated teammate Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo in the race for the MotoGP world title in 2015.
Just like Rossi, Lorenzo's Yamaha contract will also expire after the 2016 season (har)