Casey Stoner has sights on V8 Supercars

"It’s been a long time dream of mine" says current MotoGP champ

Posted: 18 September 2012
by Christopher Dodd

Casey Stoner during a previous V8 Supercar test

CASEY Stoner has once again expressed a desire to race V8 Supercars, stating that it has been a 'long time dream'.

Since announcing his retirement from MotoGP at a relatively young age, speculation has surrounded Stoner's potential future in professional sport. The rumour that he is gearing up for a move from two wheels to four is one that has refused to go away, and with good reason.

Although unwilling to make any definite statement about his post-MotoGP career, he has given many indications that a move to V8 Supercars is high on his agenda. When asked about the possibility of a future in supercars, Stoner managed expectations whilst continuing to state his interest: "I’ve had a huge passion for V8s. I have to be realistic whether I’ll be quick enough or not to be competitive, but it’s something I’d like to give a go."

The recent announcement that Stoner's sponsor Red Bull is poised to enter the sport - backing current champions Triple Eight racing - has fuelled speculation that a debut on four wheels may be closer than expected...

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Would like to see him trying WRC just to check how it's like.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 13:23

Very sad news. Almost like a mafia defection to the cops. I'm Australian and I detest V8 racing. Its the most boring, non-inspirational form of racing in the world, followed only by moronic bogons. When I tell people i like bike racing, they immediately conclude Im an idiot because they think its the same as that pathetic car racing sport. I respect Stoner a lot, think he's one of the best bike racers ever, followed him from 125's onward, I respect his retirement, but to go to V8's? Fuck that and fuck him.

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 02:04

Yawn. Never saw that coming.

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 08:59

Wow pyndman, just wow. Is this V8 supercars along the same lines as Nascar, but with right hand corners too?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 11:43

yeah pagik, a bit too strong I think. he can do what he likes, why not, but I find it very disappointing if it's true. Yeah pretty much similar to nascar but with corners that go the other way. Big heavy family cars with lip implants that go around and around, rarely overtaking, cumbersome, absurd and very dull. Only two makes of cars allowed, that both look the same anyway, its just shite. Its like nascar in that its Aus only, no one else would be stupid enough to have anything to do with it. They tried to take it to China and two people turned up. Back in the day it used to be great, all different production cars of all shapes and sizes, but its totally different now. There's one race per year that has tradition and history at a track called Bathurst, that the sport holds on to the image of to claim authenticity, and its a mad track true, but the hey day of the event has long passed, and she aint even close to what it used to be. Wayne Gardner went into it after he retired, but its got a lot worse since then. And he genuinely retired from age, not defected. I mean look at Rossi, could have went to F1, and I would have understood that, but he didnt because he knows how cool bikes are. But v8 supercars? Naff! And it makes me think Stoner might be too.

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 22:55

Good for him.

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 00:15

Sounds like he'll fit in well..absurd, dull and rarely overtaking.

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 00:49

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