Casey Stoner returns to house, returns to Ducati. The australian leaves HRC after five years of collaboration to return to the brand of Borgo Panigale, the firm with which he reached his first title in MotoGP, in the 2007 season. The champion of the World of Motorcycling will have a role as a test driver and ambassador of the brand Ducati, although it is not disposable that you can perform a wild card throughout the season 2016. However, Michele Pirro, tester of the brand in recent years, he has taken part in three GP MotoGP and two appointments from the World Superbike championship.
Casey Stoner is a myth of MotoGP, but especially at Ducati. Stoner won in 2007, the only title that has managed the Italian brand in the premier category and amounted to a total of 23 victories on the various versions of the Desmosedici. Although Honda reached another championship and 15 victories, the stage at Ducati was special for the australian, getting to the point that Casey Stoner was the only rider able to be fast with the Desmosedici. Up to 2015, with the Desmosedici GP15 is not has seen a Ducati moderately competitive, and never to the levels that it reached Stoner.
their 30 years of age, the pilot of Southport (Queensland) begins
a new adventure with Ducati. After the announcement, Casey Stoner
he stated: “Has been a great journey with HRC in the last five years,
winning the World Championship in 2011. I think that was one of the points
high of my career and also enabled me to make great friendships and
relationships during that time.”. In the key of memories, Stoner asserts:
“I Am excited to join Ducati. I have very good memories
working with the people of the brand and the opportunity to return to
working with them is very special”.
Casey Stoner crash-lands in a
team project changed compared to that left at the end of 2009: “Gigi
Dall Igna has succeeded in giving a new approach and I hope to help the team, to
Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone on what is necessary“. By way of
conclusion, the australian stated that: “The brand and the
fans of Ducati has been a big part of my life and of my
career, so it would be great to meet again and to begin another great
chapter with this great brand“.