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.
“It’s been quite a good three days and we got a lot of track time, considering it gets dark and cold here quite quickly!” Stoner reported.
“We had a busy test schedule based on the current 2013 bike and an updated version of the 2014 bike. Both have some very positive aspects and we’re just trying to get a better understanding of them. It was a little tricky to get a true feeling here at Sugo as we had no comparison – with it being the first time we’ve ridden here. All in all, it was a good test and the first time we’ve not been interrupted by rain!”
The Sugo venue is located in the Shibata District of Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, measuring 3.737 kilometres (2.323 miles) in length.