I can't see this happening, but if it does I'm jumping off Chris and onto Casey to show your boy Nicky how it's done BP.....
Only thing is whether 58kgs will be enough, still better than Danny boys 47!!!
TEENAGE motorcycle racer Casey Stoner could be the second Australian to join the MotoGP series next season, but on a Honda rather than the much-talked-about Yamaha.
Stoner, who clinched second place in the world 250cc championship with a third placing in the final round at Valencia at the weekend, is on standby for tomorrow's post-season MotoGP tests at the same circuit.
Sources at Valencia at the weekend said a deal between Stoner and the Sito Pons Honda team was agreed to in principle although there are sponsorship considerations involved, especially with the under-performing Max Biaggi, who Stoner could replace, apparently having close ties with the team's major sponsor, Camel.
Stoner was mentioned in relation to a Yamaha MotoGP ride next year, but the Honda negotiations appear to have progressed further.
The surprise signing of fellow-Australian and former Honda stalwart Chris Vermeulen last week for Suzuki's MotoGP team has resolved one element of the volatile rider market, while at the weekend it was announced that Sete Gibenau of Spain would leave Honda to join Loris Capirossi in the works Ducati team, replacing Carlos Checa.
Vermeulen, who rode the Pons Honda MotoGP bike in place of the injured Troy Bayliss at Phillip Island and in Turkey, is expected to have his first outing on the Suzuki in tomorrow's tests.