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Stoner to make Ducati return?

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Rumours are circulating that Casey Stoner will be re-joining the Ducati camp as a test rider and a potential wildcard for the MotoGP championship.

The Australian won the team's only MotoGP title back in 2007 before moving to Honda machinery where he won a second title before his early retirement.

Stoner has shown signs of interest regarding a championship return, offering to replace Pedrosa earlier in 2015 when the Repsol Honda rider was out with an arm pump surgery. However Stoner later tweeted "it would have been an honour to have ridden for Pedrosa but it wasn't meant to be".

It was the Italian manufacturer that sparked the rumours in neither confirming or denying negotiations with the Australian, Sporting Director Paulo Ciabatti said: "As you know Casey has been a hero for Ducati, winning many GP races and the world title in 2007. Obviously he moved to Honda and has been working with them, but still he is in the heart of all the Ducati fans and has a good relationship with many Ducati people.

"So let's see what the future brings. We know the contract with Honda expires at the end of this year and obviously if there is a chance to do something together we would love to do it. That is the only thing I can say."

With the Honda contract expiring at the turn of the New Year we will sadly have to wait until 2016 to hear any further information on the subject; however a possible return to the Italian camp has created a lot of interest. Roll on 2016!

11.11.2015 - MCE Insurance

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