Casey Stoner is returning to the MotoGP paddock, as a test rider. That's correct, Casey Stoner will once again ride the Honda RC213V only in a test pilot capacity. However, the grid is buzzing with rumors regarding Casey Stoner and a wild card appearance in the 2013 season.
While there is no concrete evidence to suggest any truth to the rumor, the two time World Champion had the following to say: 'It's been almost 9 months now since Valencia and I'm still happy and comfortable with the decision I made to stop racing. Sometimes I miss riding my RC212V, so I am happy that HRC asked me to do some tests in Motegi this year.
This will allow me to enjoy what I miss: riding a MotoGP motorcycle! I'm looking forward to getting on the Honda RC213V and see how it has changed from last year and I'd like to thank Honda for this opportunity' – Casey Stoner.