In less than two years after the announcement of retirement from MotoGP, two times world champion, Casey Stoner has now confirmed that he will be entering V8 Supercar series in 2013.
Initially he will be competing in the Dunlop V8 series which is a feeder series for V8 supercar category. Despite of being a world champion on two-wheels he is still a newbie when it comes to four wheel sports.
He will be driving latest VE Holden Commodore race car, sponsored by Red Bull and Pirtek and fielded by Triple eight racing. The updated version of the VF Holden Commodore has been revealed, it is the same car that is being sold as 2014 Chevrolet SS and used by Chevrolet in the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup.
Stoner bagged the 2007 MotoGP title with Ducati and passed to top in the 2011 championship with Repsol Honda. One of the main reasons behind his controversial exit from the MotoGP is his unhappiness because of being out of Australia for so long.
Ronald Dane boss of the Triple Eight Racing welcomed Stoner into the team, which is one of the most successful teams in the V8 supercar series.
Speaking on the Stoner’s career transition Dane said that Casey is ultimate professional and whole of the team is looking forward towards working with him in his transition from two wheel sport to four wheels.
The team and the livery will be revealed on the 27th of the February just two days before his debut in the Dunlop V8 series that will be starting in the Australian City Adelaide.