Two time MotoGP Championship winner Casey Stoner had announced his retirement from two-wheel action. The Australian had secured the championship in 2007 with Ducati and in 2011 with Repsol Honda. He called it quits during the 2012 championship as he wanted to spend time with his family.
The Australian had promised Honda Racing Corporation that he would continue helping them in developing their MotoGP bikes. His contract with the Japanese manufacturer had ended in 2013, however, he continued in 2014 as he could not dedicate much of his time on the bike in 2013.
Casey Stoner has now announced that his contract had ended in 2014. The Australian, however, has renewed his involvement with Honda MotoGP project and will continue testing in January, 2015. The Australian will test the new bikes in Sepang on the 29th and 31st of this month.
Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President commented that he is happy to announce that Casey Stoner will continue developing MotoGP bikes. The feedback provided by him is invaluable and they are lucky to have his expertise.
The Australian is expected to take part in a second pre-season test post Sepang. Honda Racing Corporation has not confirmed the test date so far, nor have they decided on the test location.
Casey Stoner admits that he has taken a long break from motorcycles. The Australian is eager to push the 2015 Honda MotoGP bike to its limits. He confirms that testing in Sepang will be difficult due to the extreme humidity but is looking forward to the challenge.