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2015-01-15 08:54

HOPES OF A COMEBACK? MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will test for Honda for 2015. Perhaps his love for the sport has returned? Image: AFP


LONDON, England - Twice MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will continue to test for Honda through 2015, starting in Malaysia at the end of January.

The Japanese bikemaker said on Wednesday (Jan 14) that the 2007 and 2011 champion had retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season because “he was no longer enjoying it”.


However he tested for Honda in 2013 and 2014, fuelling speculation that the now 29-year-old had not ruled out a comeback.

Honda Racing Corporation executive vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto said: "We are very happy to be able to start 2015 by announcing the continuation of our relationship with Casey and keeping him in the Honda family.

"The feedback he gives HRC is invaluable and we are fortunate to have a test rider capable of pushing the RC213V to its limits."

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