Valentino Rossi is hoping his VR46 Moto3 team can keep both its riders for 2015.

The Sky and KTM backed project is enjoying a superb debut season, with a rejuvenated Romano Fenati still in touch with the title fight after three wins and five podiums.

17-year-old team-mate Francesco Bagnaia is 14th overall, but has also shown his potential with a fourth place at Le Mans.

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"I think and I hope that the riders will be the same," said Rossi at Brno on Thursday. "Bagnaia will remain for sure and it is good to have a second year after a good experience this year. And I truly hope that Romano remains to try to win the championship. We have to speak to him but I hope they both remain."