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MOTOGP NEWS 

Stoner completes Honda MotoGP test, rules out wildcard return

Casey StonerCasey Stoner completed his two-day test with the Honda MotoGP squad after a more fruitful session at the Motegi circuit.

The Australian's opening day of work had been hampered by rain, the former world champion managing just six full laps because of the poor weather conditions.

On Wednesday, however, the weather improved and Stoner completed a total of 47 laps, wrapping up the scheduled programme.

Stoner rode this year's RC213V bike before switching to the 2014 machine in the afternoon.

The two-time champion admitted he was delighted with his comeback, but insisted there are no plans to return to racing.

"Thankfully today the weather improved a lot, in fact it was pretty hot, and we were able to get some good track time and work on our test programme," said Stoner.

"We had a productive day in general and thankfully the test plan wasn't too hectic, so we were able to get most of it done today, after yesterday's washout.

"It was great to see the team, even if there were only a few people here, and I thank Honda for all their support as ever.

"It felt really good to get back on the bike after nine months and I'm happy with how the test went, but it doesn't change my mind about the wild cards - this is not something I am planning to do."

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