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Casey Stoner tests 2013, 2014 Honda machinery

Casey Stoner continues to assist Honda behind-the-scenes as he tests the 2013 and 2014 prototype machines at Sugo.
Casey Stoner has completed a comprehensive three day test of Honda's prototype racer at Sugo as the retired former champion continued to assist the manufacturer behind the scenes.

Riding the current RC213V and an updated version of Honda's forthcoming 2014 racer, Stoner would get three full days under his belt, even if he wouldn't have time to trial the firm's new Production Racer, which was instead entrusted to Takumi Takahashi.

Among the various items sampled, Stoner tested a new frame and new engine.

Riding at Sugo for the first time, Stoner admits it was difficult to get feedback around a new circuit but was happy to complete a mostly uninterrupted three days.

It's been quite a good three days and we got a lot of track time considering it gets dark and cold here quite quickly! We had a busy test schedule based on the current 2013 bike and an updated version of the 2014 bike. Both have some very positive aspects and we're just trying to get a better understanding of them.

“It was a little tricky to get a true feeling here in Sugo as we had no comparison - with it being the first time we've ridden here. All in all it was a good test and the first time we've not been interrupted by rain!”

No lap times were released by Honda.

Tagged as: Casey Stoner , Takahashi

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October 30, 2013 5:18 PM

Casey reminds me of Koscinski and Gobert. Brutally talented riders that had off center personalities. Because of it, they maybe did not achieve as much as their talent warranted because the reality is...people who don't walk to the same conformist beat that the majority do have a harder time expressing their potential. Its a sad thing that people cant be more tolerant. How about we stop nit picking on people we will never get to know personally anyways and just admire how firkin amazing they ride. Casey is acknowledged by his peers and professionals in the know as one of the greatest riders. I wonder why they didn't consult some of you experts on this forum before making such ridiculous claims?...I wonder.

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