The two-time MotoGP champion has been selected to participate in a test for the Japanese automotive giant.
Casey Stoner retired from MotoGP at the conclusion of the 2012 season, switching to four wheels in V8 Supercars' secondary series. He ended his debut season 18th in points, finishing as high as fifth.
His old employer has asked him to test their RV213V in a two day event at Motegi, later this month. It will be his first chance back on a MotoGP bike this year. He also participated in a similar test with Honda last year.
And for all the hopeful Stoner fans out there, no, this does not mean he's on his way to making a triumphant return to MotoGP. Part of the test will be used in order to look at the Michelin tyres in preparation for 2016.