Casey Stoner Back on a Honda

Casey Stoner has been back on a Honda MotoGP bike, at Motegi, developing the 2014 machine for his former employer. Although rain stopped much of the play, it’s clear that having Stoner as a test pilot can reap rich rewards for Honda.

This is the first time Stoner has been back on a bike in getting on for a year, and we reckon the fact he’s been tempted out of retirement to do this hints at a possible wildcard return at Phillip Island. It’s a long way to get to that conclusion, but it’s not beyond all

possibility.

Here’s what he had to say. “It was good to get back on the bike, if only for a few laps! We only managed to get one run in before the rain arrived which was a little disappointing,” said Stoner.

“It was really nice to get that first run, it’s been nine months since I’ve been on a bike and it’s going to take me some time to get used to everything again! The bike and the track felt good and I hope that we can get some better testing in tomorrow with some dry track time and run some more laps.”

 

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