That was a pretty good interview and it seems the whole thing went down just like most of us suspected. Ben was insulted by a Yamaha executive and preempted them by telling the world he was done with Yamaha. The only fuzzy piece is how he went from wanting to go back to Superbike with either BMW or Ducati, and somehow ended up in Ducati's MotoGP bike. Must have been a lot of fast talking going on.
I am glad he didn't go back to Superbike, but he seems to still have a hankering for that paddock. It must've been fun what with Nitro Nori and all.