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Casey Stoner to Race V8 Supercars?

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Not even a month after the final motorcycle race of his career, recently retired MotoGP racer, Casey Stoner was caught testing earlier in the week in his native Australia—only this time he was on four wheels instead of two.
 
The two-time World Champ was behind the wheel of Jamie Whincup’s championship-winning Holden VE Commodore (subsidiary of General Motors) V8 Supercar during a test outing at Queensland Raceway. In a BigPond Sport article from last year, Stoner was quoted as saying he was interested in competing in Australia’s national car racing series:

"Racing a V8 Supercar is definitely something I'd like to do in the future. There's only so many more years I can do two wheels, so I would love to set myself a new challenge and see if I can become competitive enough even to race with these boys. But that would be a long way away, and a lot of hard work I think."

At 27-years-old, Stoner is still in his athletic prime. A switch to four wheel racing would a way to continue to compete, albeit in a safer way… as they say ‘with age, comes a cage.’ After a lifetime of racing motorcycles, do you think Stoner could be competitive behind the wheel of a car? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Comments
Richard S December 14, 2012 02:19 PM
Love watching V8 Supercars, looking forward to seeing how Stoner does out there on four wheels!
KiwiMorgan December 14, 2012 01:44 PM
I heard he was 2 seconds a lap off pole from the last meeting at that circuit in basically his first time out. Pretty good! I only hope the old boys don't treat him like they did Wayne Gardner. Gardner used to spin out regularly after a "friendly" nudge from behind. So he went to race ports cars in Japan where they had more respect for him. These days the officials in V8 Supercars are a lot more vigilant about that kind of driving.
motousa_adam December 13, 2012 11:43 AM
@RaptorFA: I agree with you. Dudes like Casey are on another level as far as mechanical skills/talent and those guys will succeed at any motorsport as long as they have the right tools, coaching, etc. etc. I would love to see him and Chad Reed racing Supercars one day that would make me start following the series more closely.
spokes December 13, 2012 09:29 AM
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RaptorFA December 13, 2012 09:23 AM
Hey Adam. Yes, I think the Stoner can definitely compete in V8 Supercars. This man knows how to race, he has a championship pedigree, he has the hand-eye skills and he is obviously not afraid of speed. It's just a matter of mastering a new machine, which at his young age will be relatively straight-forward. I look forward to seeing him go for it and I wish him success!