It appears Casey Stoner already is getting bored with fishing and changing diapers just one month into his retirement from MotoGP. He tested a Holden Commodore on Tuesday at Queensland Raceway in his native Australia, with an eye toward racing touring cars in 2013.
Stoner turned laps in a legitimate test, not a PR appearance, in a touring car fielded by powerhouse Triple Eight Engineering. It's believed he will debut next season - with Red Bull backing - in the Dunlop Series, the second-tier series beneath the top-level V8 Supercars Australia.
Two-time MotoGP World Champion Stoner turned laps in the Holden driven by Jamie Whincup to the V8 Supercars championship this season. Another measure of the serious intent of this test was the presence of Triple Eight V8 Supercars superstar Craig Lowndes and team manager Adrian Burgess.
"He's doing a great job at the moment and has acquitted himself well," Burgess said to Australian media.
The Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, which will host an inaugural MotoGP event next April, also was added to the V8 Supercars schedule for May 2013. But the Dunlop Series will not leave Australia next season.