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Casey Stoner linked to wild-card return

"It would be very nice, but at the moment not to my knowledge" - Livio Suppo, Honda.
Casey Stoner may have only retired from MotoGP for a matter of months, but already the rumour mill is suggesting he could return later this season for some wild-card appearances.

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the 27-year-old Australian, who won MotoGP titles for Ducati and Honda, could take part in the Motegi and Phillip Island rounds for Honda.

HRC vice president Shuhei Nakamoto previously stated that Stoner would always be welcome should he wish to return: "If he ever [Casey] decides to come back he will find a warm welcome waiting. I told him that's always on offer."

However Repsol Honda team principal Livio Suppo said he is unaware of any 2013 wild-card plans: "It would be very nice, but at the moment not to my knowledge. Obviously if Casey wanted to, there would be no problem."

Stoner will make his debut in Australia's Dunlop V8 Supercar Series this year.

Moto2 champion Marc Marquez has taken Stoner's place at the Repsol Honda team, alongside 2012 title runner-up Dani Pedrosa.



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Hemmy - Unregistered

February 18, 2013 2:50 PM

Vilas.....'he dont have balls for that!!' That has to be one of the funniest things ive ever heard coming from a Rossi fan. LOL! If anyone has big balls int Casey! Remind me again Vilas, who wasnt willing to push the Ducati because he was scared of it? Id love to see Casey come back at PI to show us his magic just one more time. On a Ducati would be even better!



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