Stoner to make racing return at Suzuka 8 Hours | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Honda has confirmed that Casey Stoner was return to racing for a one off outing at this year's Suzuka 8 Hours. The double MotoGP champion will make his debut at the famous endurance race in July alongside Michael van der Mark and on a Takumi Takahashi on July 26.
“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," said Stoner. "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.”
Stoner's return for the race has been heavily speculated but the confirmation is sure to see interest in the event surge and for HRC vice-president, Shuhei Nakamoto, the opportunity to have Stoner and van der...