Jorge Lorenzo insists his relationship with teammate Valentino Rossi will not change no matter what happens in this year's championship battle.
The Spanish rider arrives in this weekend's race in Valencia seven points behind the Italian, who will start from the back of the grid after his Malaysian Grand Prix penalty.
Rossi appealed against the penalty, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied a stay of execution on Thursday.
Although the tension between the Yamaha riders continues to grow, Lorenzo says nothing has changed for him, the Spaniard determined to end his career at the Japanese squad.
"I have one more year," Lorenzo said on Thursday in Valencia. "My intention is to continue at Yamaha forever. I always say that I want to stay at Yamaha, not only until I retire but also later, and I'm keeping that in mind.
"Naturally all the marriages have moments of disagreement and during these days these kinds of things can happen, but our relationship stays the same.
"Valentino and I form one of the best teams in the world so my idea is keeping the same."
Lorenzo said he wanted to put Sepang behind him and just focused on this weekend.
"What I said in Sepang is what I said in Sepang," he added. "Now we are in Valencia and I just want to speak like I said before, just about tomorrow, Saturday and the race. Out of respect for the championship."