The Moto GP champion Casey Stoner has revealed that he will be retiring from the sport this season in order to move to car racing in the future. The 26-year-old has revealed a few months ago that he will be retiring from the sport without actually mentioning the reasons behind his early departure from the sport. Casey Stoner only recently won the MotoGP world championship title after a spectacular season. However, he has not been able to defend the title this season after suffering a major injury during the season. He has been out for a number of weeks now, but is finally expected to be back from the ankle injury suffered a few weeks ago.
Casey Stoner has revealed that he has always had a passion for cars racing. He is expected to go into V8 car racing after a few years of practice. The Australian is currently the fifth greatest driver in the history of the sport after having won 37 races up until now. The Italian Valentino Rossi leads the table by long-distance after having taken 79 victories during his illustrious career. Casey Stoner can overtake the former Moto GP driver Mike Hailwood with just one more victory.
“I’m hoping to go car racing, it’s been a long time dream of mine. I’ve had a huge passion for V8s since I’ve been 12 or 14 years old. In the not too distant future I could be on the grid, you never know. Just recently I’ve shown more interest in cars. I have to be realistic and see whether I’ll be quick enough or not to be competitive, but it’s something I’d like to give a go, and I’ll definitely be around the paddock. The ligaments are healing as well as they can be,” said the Australian in a recent interview.