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Casey Stoner comes out of retirement to test Honda MotoGP bike

Casey will be doing four MotoGP bike tests in Motegi, Japan
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Wednesday, 24, Jul 2013 11:17

by Tom Walsh

Casey Stoner is coming out of retirement to hit the track for a series of testing sessions for Honda.

The former double MotoGP champion decided to call it a day at the end of the last season after collecting titles with both Ducati and Honda.

Stoner has been involved in V8 Supercar Racing but will climb aboard a MotoGP bike for four tests at Motegi, Japan.

The assessments are designed to evaluate the progress of the RC213V and also Honda's 2014 privateer production racer bike.

Work with Stoner has sparked rumours that he could be making a return to the sport, but Honda has denied these claims.

Stoner himself also added that he has no regrets about his decision: "It's been almost seven months now since Valencia and I'm still happy and comfortable with the decision I made to stop racing."

The 27-year-old still holds the title of being Ducati's only ever winner of MotoGP and the manufacturer has not taken a single checkered flag since Stoner's move to Honda in 2010.

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