Phillip Island corner named after Stoner
23 October 2012 – A corner at Australia’s Phillip Island is to be named after Casey Stoner ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP race. The Honda rider, who is set to retire at the end of this season, has been unbeaten at his home circuit since 2007.
A naming ceremony is set to be staged on Thursday morning at Turn 3, which the 27-year-old has already labelled one of his favourite curves on the race track.
Stoner will join Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan in having a piece of Phillip Island named after him. The 1987 Champion’s name is used for the start/finish straight, whereas the five-time title winner is recognised for his career achievements at Turn 1.