Ducati want me to race in 2016 - Stoner


Ducati have spoken to Casey Stoner about making wildcard appearances in MotoGP this season, the Australian rider revealed.

Stoner, who retired from MotoGP racing in 2012, signed a deal to be the factory team's test rider for the upcoming season.

The 30-year-old spent a year in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series before returning to two wheels as a test rider for the Repsol Honda team.

And after returning to Ducati - where he won his first world championship in 2007 - Stoner confirmed the option to return to MotoGP racing is there. 

"Ducati want me to do wildcards and I've got options whenever I want, but at this point we have made no decision," he told Motorcycle News.

"I'll see how the tests go and hopefully I can get some test time on a grippy track that's race-ready.

"My main focus is testing and to work on the development program to get Ducati back to winning races."

Stoner's first test is scheduled for Malaysia at the end of January, before official tests get underway at the same circuit and Phillip Island the following month.