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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Casey Stoner Starts Two-Day Honda MotoGP Test In Motegi

Former MotoGP star Casey Stoner started his two-day test at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan on Tuesday. The 27 year old, who retired from MotoGP at the end of 2012, had been asked by Honda to help develop next season's factory and satellite versions of its RCV racer.

The two-time MotoGP World Champion had not ridden a MotoGP bike since last year's Valencia Grand Prix in Spain. Stoner's initial plan for Tuesday was to re-familiarise himself with the 2013-specification RC213V before continuing development with next year's prototype as well as with several other test items, although the weather worked against the team.

"It was good to get back on the bike, if only for a few laps!" the Aussie said. "We only managed to get one run in before the rain arrived, which was a little disappointing. It was really nice to get that first run; it's been nine months since I've been on a bike and it's going to take me some time to get used to everything again. The bike and the track felt good and I hope that we can get some better testing in tomorrow with some dry track time and run some more laps."

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2020 F1 Championship Standings (as of 13-9)

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes190
2Valtteri BottasMercedes135
3Max VerstappenRed Bull110
4Lando NorrisMcLaren65
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull63
6Lance StrollRacing Point57
7Daniel RicciardoRenault53
8Charles LeclercFerrari49
9Sergio PerezRacing Point44
10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri43
11Carlos SainzMcLaren41
12Esteban OconRenault30
13Sebastian VettelFerrari17
14Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri10
15Nico HülkenbergRacing Point6
16Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo2
17Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo2
18Kevin MagnussenHaas F11
19Romain GrosjeanHaas F10
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21George RussellWilliams0
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport325
2Aston Martin Red Bull Racing173
3McLaren F1 Team106
4BWT Racing Point F1 Team92
5Renault DP World F1 Team83
6Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow66
7Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda53
8Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN4
9Haas F1 Team1
10Williams Racing0

2020 MotoGP Championship Standings (as of 20-9)

1Andrea DoviziosoDucati Team84
2Fabio QuartararoPetronas Yamaha83
3Maverick ViñalesMonster Energy Yamaha83
4Joan MirSuzuki Ecstar80
5Franco MorbidelliPetronas Yamaha64
6Jack MillerPramac Racing64
7Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda Idemitsu63
8Miguel OliveiraKTM Tech 359
9Valentino RossiMonster Energy Yamaha58
10Pol EspargaroRed Bull KTM57
11Brad BinderRed Bull KTM53
12Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar44
13Johann ZarcoEsponsorama Racing36
14Danilo PetrucciDucati Team31
15Francesco BagnaiaPramac Racing29
16Alex MarquezRepsol Honda24
17Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini18
18Iker LecuonaKTM Tech 315
19Bradley SmithAprilia Gresini11
20Tito RabatEsponsorama Racing7
21Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda Castrol7
22Michele PirroPramac Racing4
23Stefan BradlRepsol Honda0
24Marc MarquezRepsol Honda0
1Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team147
2Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP141
3Team Suzuki Ecstar124
4Ducati Team115
5Red Bull KTM Factory Racing110
6Pramac Racing97
7Red Bull KTM Tech 374
8LCR Honda MotoGP70
9Esponsorama Racing43
10Aprilia Racing Team Gresini29
11Repsol Honda Team24