Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP MotoGP: Casey Stoner Continues as Honda Test Pilot

MotoGP: Casey Stoner Continues as Honda Test Pilot

MotoGP: Casey Stoner Continues as Honda Test Pilot
Team Honda test rider Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner Continues Relationship with Honda Racing Corporation

Though he retired from World Championship racing following the 2012 MotoGP Championship, Casey Stoner continued a relationship with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

The two-time MotoGP Champion (2007, Ducati; 2011, Honda) remained with Honda to test RC231 prototypes used by the Repsol Honda team.  The team will retain the talent of two-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa in 2015 MotoGP.

And on Wednesday, HRC reported Stoner will remain as a test rider with Honda through 2015. The Australian’s first tests are slated for two days in Sepang between January 29-31 prior to the first official IRTA (International Road-Racing Teams Association).

Stoner will participate in a second test towards the end of the year, but no dates were confirmed.

Casey Stoner: “After having a long break from riding, it was refreshing to get back on a bike a few months ago! Now after a relaxing Christmas and New Year I’m happy to announce that I’ve been speaking to Nakamoto san and we have come to an agreement in continuing our relationship. I am currently preparing to ride in Sepang in a few weeks – which will be very different weather and humidity to Motegi – so I need to get myself fit!”

Shuhei Nakamoto – HRC Executive Vice President: “First of all, Happy New Year! We are very happy to be able to start 2015 by announcing the continuation of our relationship with Casey and keep him in the Honda family. The feedback he gives HRC is invaluable and we are fortunate to have a test rider capable to push the RC213V to its limits”

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