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Stoner tests 2015 Honda RC213V
The Australian will test the RC213V with Michelin tyres on Thursday
DOUBLE MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has begun testing once again for the Repsol Honda Team on-board the 2015 Honda RC213V.
The former Repsol Honda rider started the two-day test on Wednesday at the Twin Ring circuit, Motegi, Japan.
Stoner has so far tested the 2015 Honda prototype evolution on Bridgestone tyres, but Bridgestone will no longer by the official MotoGP tyre supplier after the 2015 season as Michelin will be taking over. Therefore, the Australian will be using Michelin tyres during testing on Thursday.
GPOne.com spoke to Repsol Honda’s Team Principal Livio Suppo regarding testing: “As planned Casey is riding the 2015 RC213V.
"As we said earlier in the year the test has been organised with him after we lost some test time last year due to bad weather.
“So we’ve put together this two-day test, but for now there is no other test program planned. We prefer to take a day-by-day approach.”
Despite stating he'd lost the passion for racing, Stoner seems to be loving his testing duties with his former MotoGP team as he posted a photo on Instagram via his Twitter feed saying: “Good to be back testing with @hrc_motogp in Motegi! Loving the retro @hrc_motogp leathers from @Alpinestars.”
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