Ducati has announced today that Casey Stoner will test for the italian team at Sepang. The test will be a private one and will be held between 24-26 January.
Stoner, aged 32, won two MotoGP world championships in 2007 and 2011. He shocked the motorcycling world when he announced his retirement in 2012, at only 27 years old.
So far, Stoner has refused to say whether he will race with a wild card or not this season. Since his 2016 comeback to Ducati he did not race and it is highly unlikely for that to happen in the near future.
The new MotoGP season will start in March at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
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At the start of this week, Casey Stoner had a private test with Ducati. The two times MotoGP world championship tested the GP17 at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
Stoner, aged 31, retired at the end of the 2012 season, at only 27. He won his first championship in 2007 with Ducati. The australian rode for the italian for four seasons before moving to Honda.
With Honda, he won his second and last championship in 2011. At the end of 2012 he retired. For some years he was only a test rider for Honda before coming back to racing in 2015, but without any success.
Casey Stoner returned at Ducati at the beginning of 2016. He was signed by the italian team for the same role he had at Honda between 2012-2015. Regarding the Valencia, rumors within the paddock suggested that he was just 0.7 seconds slower than the lap record.
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