Casey Stoner makes a comeback for Repsol Honda to test 2014 bike but won't race
Honda Racing Corporation has issued official confirmation that double MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner will be back on a RC213V at a private test next month in Motegi, Japan. The news has sent shockwaves around the world as it looked like Stoner was never again to ride a MotoGP bike but just 7 months later that is all changed, however despite rumours the Australian will not race with HRC. Motorsport.com reported on the original story yesterday and the HRC statement can be read below:
Sometimes I miss riding my RCV, so I am happy that HRC asked me to do some tests in Motegi this year.
Stoner was very happy in being offered the opportunity to test the new machine that Honda will race in 2014. He said, “It's been almost 7 months now since Valencia and I'm still happy and comfortable with the decision I made to stop racing. Sometimes I miss riding my RCV, so I am happy that HRC asked me to do some tests in Motegi this year. This will allow me to enjoy what I miss: riding a MotoGP bike! I'm looking forward to getting on the bike and see how it has changed from last year and I'd like to thank Honda for this opportunity.”