HRC Confirms Casey Stoners MotoGP Status & Other Details

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Honda Racing Corporation is currently struggling as Dani Pedrosa is out of action, due to an arm pump issue. The Spaniard had to undergo surgery to rectify his pertaining problem.

Casey Stoner was being rumoured to take his place in the team, as he has tested the bike on several occasions. The Australian missed this chance to Hiroshi Aoyama, who is the current test rider for Repsol Honda.

Stoner has opted to return to two-wheeler racing by entering Suzuka Endurance challenge with Honda. Ever since his early retirement he has tried his hand at several sports involving speed.

Shuhei Nakamoto, Vice President of HRC has confirmed that Casey Stoner would not be replacing Dani Pedrosa in 2015 MotoGP Championship.

Nakamoto also commented that if Casey Stoner is to return, he would like to see him compete for top position. If he enters now, he may not be able to adapt soon and could also distract Marc Marquez.

HRC also confirmed that if there is a need Casey Stoner could make a comeback to MotoGP for 2016 Championship. If the Australian returns it would be interesting to see, whether he could match the pace of Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo, Iannone and Dovizioso.

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Story first published: Friday, May 8, 2015, 13:46 [IST]
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