I'd love to see Casey back in MotoGP. Anyone with his obvious talents should be using them.
But I can't see him back with Ducati next year, as I don't believe they will have developed a competitive bike by then. And Casey wants a competitive bike, and deserves one.
Hayden's only chance to stay with Ducati is to finish ahead of Dovi in the races and in season points total. Even doing both may not be enough, though.
Too bad there are so few decent rides available (four to five). Maybe Rossi hangs it up after this year if he doesn't win a race, leaving an opening at Yamaha for Stoner. Stoner and Lorenzo on the same team. Wow. (Crutchlow would be duly pissed.)