Just when you thought it was done! Casey Stoner squashed any glimmer of hope, He wrote:
“Don’t believe everything you read! I Haven’t decided what I’m doing yet, of course V8 Supercars is on the cards. Will let you know when I do!”
One of the most anticipated announcements in V8 Supercars history looks to have been a pot stirrer by an article in The Sunday Mail newspaper in Adelaide yesterday. It is believed that a story that has been prepared in advance for the official program of the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next month has been re-worked into a news story – claiming that Casey Stoner’s move from MotoGP to V8 Supercars is “official”.
Stoner was quick to close down the premature announcement, tweeting a denial a few hours after the story surfaced. Given long editorial lead times for such events, most stories for official event programs are prepared and kept under the table.