The San Carlo squad have already signed two new riders in the form of 250cc world champion Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri, leaving de Angelis without a guaranteed seat.
“It is not difficult knowing I only have six races left with the team as they are all working hard for me and we can see the results are improving. My boss is very satisfied and continues to be with how I work and the past races I have finished fifth, fourth and eighth position which is I am quite happy with.
“What is difficult for me is that many riders pay for their rides and at this moment I don't have money to pay for the racing, and it is possible that this is my last championship for MotoGP though I hope not. Many riders have had similar results to me in the past but they have money. This is not good for me. If my results are not good then fine, I stay at home, but my results have been quite good yet I am still in this position. It is tough.
“My mind must be 100 percent so that I can carry on with results like this as I do all I can to help me get a ride next year. With my team I am working very well with at the moment. There is maybe a ten per cent chance that I stay in MotoGP next year, but maybe Moto2 or something like that. I'm sure that whatever I do I will be riding even if I'm not too sure where.
“But it is important to keep working hard for the results and just doing what I can. We were fast yesterday in the rain in free practice, and I think another top-eight finish is possible this weekend at Indianapolis. This would be good for me.”