Repsol Honda Press Release: HRC test rider and two time World Champion Casey Stoner has completed a grueling three day test at Sportsland Sugo, Miyagi Prefecture. On this occasion the testing was held in good conditions with rain arriving only after lunch on day three, when the test program was completed. The 3.737 km facility [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Casey Stoner Tests Production Honda MotoGP Bike Australian believes “this bike will be competitive.”
Two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner was back in action today in his new role as a factory test rider at the Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Tochigi, Japan. In the morning, Stoner tested the RC213V works machine, and in the afternoon, he also rode the coming-soon production racer, which is based on the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Repsol Honda Press Release: HRC test rider Casey Stoner today tested the Honda RC213V works machine currently racing in the MotoGP class, and the ‘MotoGP Production Racer’ as part of Honda’s development tests at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Tochigi, Japan. Casey Stoner was unable to ride yesterday on the first day of scheduled [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Repsol Media Press Release: Wet conditions on both days in Motegi have prevented two-time World Champion, Casey Stoner, from completing his testing duties for HRC. The test team will stay at Motegi with Takumi Takahashi testing in the wet conditions. Hopefully the next test, scheduled for 2nd and 3rd of October, will be blessed with [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Suzuki’s MotoGP team completed two days of testing this week at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Heavy rain at the 2.9-mile, Honda-owned circuit cut short Tuesday’s test, but rider Randy De Puniet was able to complete more laps on Wednesday, posting a best time of 1:48.60—Yamaha factory rider Jorge Lorenzo’s pole-winning time at last year’s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Repsol Media Press Release: After a frustrating first day yesterday, where Casey Stoner only managed six full laps due to bad weather, the second day of testing has been very productive. He completed 47 laps and was able to fulfill the test program scheduled by HRC and execute all of the tasks that had been [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Repsol Media Press Release: Double World Champion, Casey Stoner, climbed aboard a MotoGP machine for the first time today since retiring from the sport in November 2012. However, bad weather affected his return and the Honda development test at the Twin Ring Motegi in Tochigi, Japan. The original plan was for Casey to re-familiarize himself [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Mark Wernham
Like the end-of-season Valencia race itself, the test planned for the first three days of the following week was cold and rainy. On Tuesday, Yamaha decided to move to another Spanish circuit, Motorland Aragon, in hope of better conditions but to no avail. Yamaha’s press release said, “Jorge Lorenzo completed just a handful of dry [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
MotoGP Valencia Post-Race Wrap-Up Honda’s Dani Pedrosa wins drama-filled, season-ending MotoGP race in Spain.
Photographer : Mark Wernham
Dani Pedrosa raced from pit lane in dreaded “mixed” conditions—not wet, not dry—to win the final race of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga, stand-in for injured Ben Spies, was elated to finish second. Casey Stoner rounded out the podium in his final [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Five Minutes With Casey Stoner Australian two-time MotoGP world champion speaks his mind at Valencia.
Like most top MotoGP riders, Casey Stoner holds a press briefing every afternoon during a race weekend. At Valencia, on the eve of his retirement, the 27-year-old outgoing premier-class world champion was asked several questions, to which he provided forthright replies. Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron was first to raise his hand. “When you [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)