Australia-born Casey Stoner has finally announced that he will be returning to motorcycle racing. He will be taking part in the Suzuka 8 hours endurance race that takes place in Japan.
The two-time MotoGP World Champion will not be returning to the premier class of racing. He has been testing MotoGP motorbikes for Repsol Honda as well as the open class.
Casey Stoner will be riding Honda machinery, which will be backed by the factory team. He will be partnering with Takumi Takahashi and Michael van der Mark.
Casey Stoner expressed, "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!"
Shuhei Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of HRC, commented, "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."
The Australian racer will be part of Honda MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO. Suzuka eight hour race will be held on 26th July, 2015. The Japanese manufacturer has won the event six times in a row and would like to make it seven soon.