Stoner drafted in for Honda Motegi test
Two-time world champion Casey Stoner is set to ride a MotoGP machine once again having answered a call from previous employers Honda.
According to reports from MCN, the Australian has been selected by the Japanese giant to complete a two-day test onboard a factory RC213V machine at the Motegi circuit on October 29-30.
It is understood Stoner will test a RC213V during both days of the test in what will be his first ride on a prototype bike for a year.
Honda plans to use one of the test days to trial Michelin tyres in preparation for the French manufacturer’s MotoGP arrival in 2016.
Stoner, who retired from MotoGP at the end of 2012, has tested for Honda as recently as last year, but has spent this season on the sidelines having elected to step away from all forms of motorsport.
Last season Stoner made the switch to four wheels with a season in V8 Supercars’ second tier Dunlop Series.