Casey Stoner has a sophisticated relationship with Grand Prix motorbike racing. Frequently hailed as one of the vital gifted riders of all time, the Australian rider captured two MotoGP championships (with two totally different producers). That success wasn’t accompanied by happiness, nevertheless, with Stoner revealing that he suffered from psychological misery and debilitating nervousness all through his Grand Prix profession.
The former Ducati and Repsol Honda rider’s well being solely dwindled following his MotoGP retirement on the finish of the 2012 season. By 2019, quantity 27 introduced that he was identified with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), higher often known as continual fatigue syndrome (CFS). The situation severely restricted Stoner’s exercise degree, however the 36-year-old lately shared extra optimistic information in an Instagram put up.
If you’re an ardent follower of Stoner’s social media accounts, you’d know that the two-time premier class champ has been touring Europe along with his household this summer season. After a fast journey to Greece, the Aussie headed to Alpinestars headquarters in Asolo, Italy.
Seemingly in excessive spirits, Stoner introduced that he is “slowly been feeling better over the last few months.” He additionally famous that it was his “first time being measured (for a race suit) in 12 years.”
While we’re elated to see the MotoGP Legend on the mend, Stoner’s put up additionally fueled hypothesis about his subsequent chapter. Following an illustrious Grand Prix profession, the retired rider briefly examined Honda’s MotoGP prototype earlier than changing into an official Ducati take a look at rider from 2016 to 2018.
Neither Ducati nor Honda have acknowledged any future partnerships with Stoner, however he attended each the 2021 Algarve and Valencia Grands Prix as a particular visitor of the Ducati Factory staff. Of course, sustaining a relationship with the Bologna model doesn’t quantity to a looming enterprise pact.
Arguably, Honda may use probably the most assist in the MotoGP paddock, as all Big Red riders battle for ends in 2022. That doesn’t imply that quantity 27 will tackle a Honda take a look at using position, although. In the tip, Stoner may don the brand new Alpinestars swimsuit on a Grand Prix circuit or at a neighborhood observe day, we’re simply glad to see a smile on Casey’s face once more.