Today in Valencia, Honda Racing Corporation introduced the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine to be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 liter tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget.
Casey Stoner has come to the end of a three-day test at Japan’s Sportsland Sugo circuit, run between Monday and Wednesday. The two-time MotoGP World Champion worked on the 2013 and 2014 RC213V Honda prototype machines.
Although the Australian was pleased that rain did not affect proceedings as had been the case with previous test sessions at Motegi earlier this year, Stoner was unable to test the Honda Production Racer which instead was run by Takumi Takahashi.
Valentino Rossi is backing his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo as the man to take over as the new winner of the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
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For the past six years the race has been won by home hero Casey Stoner who is now firmly entrenched in retirement.
Two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner will be inducted into the series’ Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend during next week’s Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
The Australian will thus become the 20th MotoGP Legend, joining an exclusive club already including Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, Mike Hailwood, Daijiro Kato, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Nieto, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Jarno Saarinen, Kevin Schwantz, Barry Sheene, Freddie Spencer, John Surtees and Carlo Ubbiali.