Two-time World MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner has extinguished a media firestorm claiming he has announced that he will race in V8 Supercars this year.
A newspaper report using dated quotes from Stoner suggest that Stoner had made his decision ‘official’, but that is not the case. Stoner’s comments have been traced back to numerous articles printed last year.
Stoner is yet to agree or announce any plans on his future, having just returned from Christmas holidays with his young family.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” Stoner tweeted this afternoon. “Haven’t decided what I’m doing yet, of corse (sic) V8 Supercars is on the cards. Will let you know when I do!”
Speculation has long insisted that Stoner will compete in the Dunlop Series – the feeder category to V8 Supercars – with the Red Bull Racing team of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes.
Whilst discussions have been held and widely reported, an official announcement is still to be made.
Stoner is yet to be entered in the Dunlop Series and whilst he has tested in Jamie Whincup’s Championship winning V8 Supercar at Queensland Raceway it was not classified as an official test.
Should Stoner choose to continue his motorsport career in V8 Supercars it will be officially announced by him sometime before the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide at the end of the month, the first event in 2013 for the Dunlop Series.