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Casey Stoner to race in Suzuka 8hr?

Two-time former MotoGP world champion reportedly considering racing comeback

CASEY Stoner is considering a return to racing in the Suzuka 8-Hour, according to reports in Italian media.

In rumours spreading rapidly across the internet, Stoner is said to be interested in the Japanese endurance race in July because it could offer a return to racing without the media commitments of his MotoGP career.

Since his 2012 retirement from MotoGP, the two-time former world champion has continued to work with Honda as a test rider. He recently tested the Suzuki 8-Hour CBR1000RR Fireblade at Sepang.

Following the Sepang test, in which he also rode Honda’s latest RC213V MotoGP bike, he said he would go to a ‘few events’ with HRC this year but did not elaborate on what they might be.

A racing return in the Suzuka 8-Hour with Honda could make Stoner team-mate to double winner and World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark.

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