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MotoGP is a money pit and I can't see VAG continuing nor can I see Phillip Morris continue to foot a large chunk of the bill (but that's another story). And don't give me "increased sales" because Ducati's sales were going up long before Rossi was there and Ducati has contributed the increase in it's larger product offering. As billace already did the math, it's not like their increase were tens of thousands of bikes.
This was a "prestige" or "trophy" buy. VAG wanted a motorcycle brand because BMW has bikes. But make no mistake, VAG isn't in it to LOSE money. I can easily see them pulling Ducati out of MotoGP and returning a full factory effort to WSBK. That way they can still build upon Ducati's heritage (which IS NOT in prototype racing) while not bleeding money. And I would think they would prefer to go head to head with BMW there.