Casey Stoner's shock announcement that he will retire at the end of the 2012 MotoGP season is a massive blow to the Repsol Honda team, which must now find a new rider to take over the reigning double world champion's factory RC213V.

The 'no rookies in a factory team' rule means HRC's options are limited to choosing from the present full time MotoGP rider line-up, or hiring a former MotoGP rider from another series (such as WSBK).

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