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Ciabatti: “It would be an honour for us to work with Stoner"

Ciabatti: “It would be an honour for us to work with Stoner'

Paolo Ciabatti responds to rumours that Casey Stoner could re-join Ducati as a test rider and wildcard.

During Wednesday’s MotoGP™ Valencia test Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Corse Sporting Director, was asked to comment on the growing rumours that Casey Stoner could return to Ducati as a test rider and wildcard. Stoner claimed Ducati’s only MotoGP™ World title during the 2007 season. During their time together Stoner and Ducati claimed 23 victories in the premier class.

Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director): “I can only say the truth that Casey is a hero for most of the Ducati fans. He brought many many race wins and a fantastic world title in MotoGP, the only Ducati title in MotoGP in 2007. So obviously after that he showed he could be a winner also with Honda, he currently has a contract as we understand until the end of this year with Honda as a test rider. Obviously it would be an honour for us to work with Casey again and we approached him to know what his thoughts are for the future. We’ll see how it goes. As I said, for Ducati it would be great to be able to work with Casey again as a brand ambassador and a very special test rider.”

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MotoGP, 2016, VALENCIA MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, Casey Stoner

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