Casey Stoner's Honda Tests Hampered by Rain Once More
Denying all rumors seeing him as a wildcard appearance during the Australian GP in mid-October, Casey Stoner is helping Repsol Honda develop the RC213V Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez are currently riding in the 2013 championship.
However, this second test of the year will have Stoner throwing a leg over the RCV1000R production racer Honda will lease to some of the teams in 2014. One of the first pilots to have been confirmed to ride the production racer is Moto2 star Scott Redding, recently signed a 2-years deal with Fausto Gresini's team.
Today Stoner is said to test the RCV1000R, especially as conditions are to improve at Motegi, namely rain finally granting Honda and the 2-times world champion Aussie the sought-after dry track for proper riding.
Honda's Team Manager Livio Suppo is very glad to have Stoner helping them out with the two machines. "We are incredibly pleased to have such a rapid test rider. This has proven to be a perfect situation for us; since Casey retired from racing, he has missed riding the bike, so to have a rider of this caliber involved in the development of our machine is like a dream for us,” told Suppo to MotoGP.com.