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Stoner Returns to Sepang In Ducati Test

@DucatiMotor • @MotoGP • (January 30, 2016)- Casey Stoner returned to the track today on the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Ducati Team at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

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Casey Stoner to Return to Ducati as Brand Ambassador and Test Rider‏

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Casey Stoner returns to racing in 2015 Suzuka 8hr‏

Honda Racing Corporation are pleased to announce Casey Stoner's return to competition racing. The two-time MotoGP Champion (2007 and 2011) will form part of Honda's MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO three person team at this year's Suzuka 8hr race, taking place on Sunday 26th July.

Casey, together with Honda's World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark and MFJ All Japan Road Race JSB1000 Championship and HRC test rider Takumi Takahashi, will be looking to clinch Honda's sixth consecutive win in the prestigious endurance event which runs for eight hours consecutively where entrants (composed of two or more riders) alternate during pit stops.

Having recently renewed his testing contract with HRC, Casey tested the Suzuka CBR1000RR machine during January's Sepang test, reporting positively on the machine to Honda engineers.

Casey will have further opportunities to test the Honda machine on the 7th/8th and 14th/15th July.

Casey Stoner:

"After riding the bike in Sepang a few months ago, I've been speaking closely with Honda about the possibility to take part in Suzuka. It's always been an event I wanted to do and something I was never able to consider when I was racing in MotoGP, due to our busy schedules, so I'm really looking forward to taking part! The bike is very different to a MotoGP machine, but it will be a new challenge and a chance for me to try something new and unlike what I've been used to in my racing to this point. I've been impressed with Michael van der Mark this season and Takumi Takahashi has a lot of experience on this machine, so I'm looking forward to hearing their comments and working together with them in preparation for the July race. Now I need to concentrate on my training to be ready for the race!"

Shuhei Nakamoto – HRC Executive Vice President:

"We are very happy that Casey agreed to take part in the 8hr with Honda. It will be great to see him back on a bike in a racing environment and I'm sure he will enjoy it. Together with van der Mark and Takahashi they form a strong team to compete in this endurance race – I'm excited to see how they will do."

Shigeki Honda – Team Principal MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO:

"This year, MuSASHi Racing Team HARC-PRO is aiming to win the Suzuka 8hr for the third consecutive year. In addition to our riders, Michael van der Mark and Takumi Takahashi, who together have celebrated the past two victories , we are very happy to invite the legendary Casey Stoner to join our team. Casey has an enjoyed an incredible career and achieved a huge amount of success. We believe that with his fantastic experience, coupled with our team's know how after many years of involvement at this event, we can make our dreams come true."

Michael van der Mark:

"The Suzuka 8 Hour race is such a special event for all the fans and the Japanese people and not many riders get the chance to take part, even though many would like to. I also know what an important event it is for Honda so it's a greathonorfor me to be asked to race the CBR1000RR once more, and this time with Casey as our teammate! The testing and race schedule is quite tough to combine with the World Superbike Championship but I really enjoy riding at Suzuka so I'm very happy to make time for it. The bike is very different to my World Superbike CBR but it's easy to ride so it's not big problem to change. I've had two fantastic years with a great team and it would be really nice and something quite special to get a hat-trick of wins."

Takumi Takahashi:

"The Suzuka 8hr this year means a lot to me and my team since our goal is to win for a third consecutive year, and I'm even more excited to take part together with Casey. Nonetheless, we know our rivals are all set to beat us, so I know it will not be easy to accomplish this goal. I will try to get the best out of the remaining few tests so that we will be able to run the 8hr race as fast as possible without any mistakes. We guarantee to demonstrate our extreme professionalism and excitement to those who will come to Suzuka to support us!"

 

From: Honda Racing Corporation

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Friday, 27 March 2015 13:50 Published in News


Casey Stoner Completes Two-Day Test in Motegi‏

Motegi, Japan (October 30, 2014)- Two-time MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, has finished his two day test in Japan with Honda Racing Corporation – the first time back on a MotoGP machine since October last year.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:48 Published in News