Thompson will continue to pursue a career in the AMA and is weighing his options to return to racing. An announcement will be made in the coming weeks."It’s not been an easy decision but things simply weren’t working out the way I, or the team hoped they would, which wasn’t good for anyone. I’d like to thank the team, Millennium Technologies, and Aprilia for their faith in me starting the 2009 season.I simply felt that I couldn’t move forward with the bike. My performances weren’t what I, or the team, hoped they’d be, which I think everyone could see. I could never get the bike to work for me the way I wanted and needed. The team adjusted the bike, and I adjusted my riding style but it simply wasn’t enough. The team worked hard to give me what I wanted but in the end I felt it was better to walk away. I’d like to wish Millennium Technologies, KWS Motorsports, and Aprilia all the best for the rest of this season."