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Nakamoto squashes rumours of Stoner's return

Nakamoto squashes rumours of Stoner's return

The Vice President of HRC discusses whether Casey Stoner could fill the injured Dani Pedrosa’s place in the Repsol Honda Team.

When asked at a press conference at the Spanish GP if it was tough to say no to Stoner replacing Dani, Shuhei Nakamoto responded “I would like to see Casey fighting for the podium, but we don’t have time to prepare the team and everything”.

Responding to questions on what would happen if Dani’s problems continue and whether Stoner could become an option, he replied: “Everything is possible, everything”, but the Vice President of HRC stressed that the plan is to continue with Hiroshi Aoyama.

However, Nakamoto didn’t rule out Stoner for 2016: “Realistically if we need him, Casey comes back next season, not this season. We have no time”.

When asked if he had any concerns about Stoner coming back sooner, but with another team, Nakamoto responded: “It doesn’t matter, this is a Honda decision”.

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner, Repsol Honda Team

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