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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