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Stoner enjoys a slow ride to his island paradise

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Welcome to Episode 127 of the podcast, this episode is presented by the TAC. In a motorcycle crash, casual clothes only protect you for a split second. Protect your entire body on every ride.

The two-time Aussie MotoGP™ champion and six-time premier-class victor at Phillip Island joins us on this week's episode of In the Fast Lane.

Casey Stoner achieved a lot in his storied career in MotoGP™ – two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and six consecutive wins of his home Grand Prix at Phillip Island before his retirement at the end of the 2012 season. But for all of that winning, there was one 'first' the Australian legend had never managed at his adored home circuit – until now.

This week's episode of In the Fast Lane features a special interview with Stoner ahead of the September 21 release of 'Return to the Island', where Stoner undertakes one of the great motorcycle fan pilgrimages for the first time, riding from Melbourne to the Island with MotoGP™ race-winner and podcast co-host Chris Vermeulen.

"Now that I've retired and spent a bit of time away from the track, I've stopped to smell the roses a little bit more," Stoner told the Australian Grand Prix Corporation's official podcast.

Treat yourself to a weekend of edge-of-your-seat MotoGP™ action in our Gardner Terrace Hospitality Suite.

"When you're going into the circuit, you're looking at it almost from a fan's perspective. (Before) you're literally going there to do a job – for years it was airport, hotel, straight to the track. It was all business.

"I always used to get jealous – we've had a few friends that have taken big groups down there and ridden down for the week and all spoken about what a good time it was. It was very, very nice – it's something I've always wanted to do."

In Episode 127 of In the Fast Lane, Stoner chats about setting foot on one of his happiest hunting grounds for the first time in nearly 10 years, the memories that come flooding back, and which of the six straight wins ranks as his most memorable.

Return to the Island will be available on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix's YouTube channel from Wednesday, September 21.

Also on In the Fast Lane, Stoner weighs in on the 2022 season, his occasional work as a rider coach and confidante of Ducati star Pecco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez's return to the fray at Aragon last weekend and his thoughts ahead of the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022 at Phillip Island from October 16-18.

The In the Fast Lane podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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