Casey Stoner plans to return to action next weekend in Japan. With only four races left in his career can the 26-year-old finish the season with a couple wins?
Repsol Honda MotoGP racer, Casey Stoner, is planning on returning to action next weekend at Japan’s Twin Ring Motegi circuit. The two-time world champ has missed the last three rounds due to an ankle injury suffered in a high-speed crash during the opening minutes of Saturday qualifying at America’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway last August.
After spending the last few weeks at home resting in Australia, Stoner, who has already announced his retirement at the end of this season, says he’s fit enough to race his factory-prepped Honda RC213V prototype.
“It’s been another quiet week here in Australia,” said Stoner in his blog entry on Repsol.com. “I’ve been resting, having some physio and following doctor’s orders to recover. The good news is that I feel I can race in Motegi and will be rejoining my team next week and I can’t wait to get back on track!”
Stoner is a fierce competitor and although he no longer has a shot at this year’s title, the 26-year-old will be gunning for some race wins in hopes of ending his career on a high note. Stoner’s return means fill-in rider and World Superbike regular Jonathan Rea won’t have another chance to contest a MotoGP race this season.