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Casey Stoner to sit out 2014 V8 season?

"I really just need a year off. I've been doing this since I was four years old" - Casey Stoner.
Double MotoGP champion Casey Stoner may take a sabbatical from motorsport competition in 2014.

The Australian, who retired from grand prix at the end of last season and switched to the V8 Supercar Dunlop Series, is still searching for the right balance between racing and family life.

“This year I was planning to just take a complete year off, [but] we discussed things and thought that the DVS [Dunlop V8 Series] was the perfect thing,” Stoner told the Speedcafe website.

“…but it's been a lot busier than what I wanted it to be. I really just need a year off. I've been doing this since I was four years old. I've been travelling around non-stop and really do just need that time off to get everything done that we've always wanted to do.”

Asked specifically if that meant a sabbatical for 2014, Stoner replied that nothing is decided, but admitted: “I'd definitely like to slow down and get to grips with life a little bit.”

Stoner is currently 23rd in the DVS standing, with a best race finish of 14th, heading into this weekend's Townsville street event, which Stoner previews in the video below...




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2011 International V8 Supercar Championship
Event 10 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Race  20 
Bathurst
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2011 International V8 Supercar Championship
Event 10 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Race  20 
Bathurst
NSW
Australia
Casey Stoner

2011 International V8 Supercar Championship
Event 10 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Race  20 
Bathurst
NSW
Australia
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2011 International V8 Supercar Championship
Event 10 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Race  20 
Bathurst
NSW
Australia

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WylieCoyote

July 05, 2013 1:02 AM

He is still super enthusiastic for what he is doing this year. He is having fun driving the car but he has had to do extra track days etc which makes it busier than just a 7 round series. I think he will enter specific events next year and hopefully be good enough to be a co-driver in the endurance races. I wold love to see him and Webber at Bathurst.

Crash27

July 05, 2013 6:18 AM

He must be finding it really difficult to assert his authoritah in these tin-tops. It's so much harder to kick out at other drivers or punch them on the arm when they dare use the same race track as him. Those doors have put a stop to that! The other drivers clearly do not respect his authoritah!!



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