We didn’t have to wait long after Ducati’s press release regarding Casey Stoner leaving the team, that Honda Racing has now released their own, regarding the Austrialian rider, confirming its new acquisition.
HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto said:
“We are very pleased that Casey will join Honda again next year. Clearly he is one of the top riders in MotoGP and he will bring valuable speed and experience to our team. In the factory Honda squad we already have two very strong and experienced riders in Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso who are performing very well and currently hold second and third positions in the 2010 World Championship.”
“HRC hopes also to retain these two riders for next year - giving us what would be a truly formidable line-up.”
Does this last phrase from Nakamoto, confirm the rumors that Honda will try to field the third rider in a separate team with new sponsors?