Two-time MotoGP motorcycle champion Casey Stoner has confirmed he will make the move to four wheels to race a Australian V8 Supercar this season.
Since announcing his intention to quit the MotoGP circuit last May, Stoner has been strongly linked to a move to the V8s and he will make his debut in the second tier development series at the Adelaide 500 on February 28th.
The 27-year-old Stoner will race a Red Bull Holden Commodore backed by Triple Eight Racing, previously driven by four-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup, the same team he has already enjoyed a series of training and testing sessions with.
Stoner follows the path of fellow former motorbike world champion Wayne Gardner into the V8 ranks.
Stoner's Commodore will wear his famous No.27, the same number which which he won the 2007 and 2011 MotoGP championships.
After an injury-interrupted season Stoner signed off on his MotoGP career in his final race in Valencia, Spain in November, finishing third in the 2012 championship.
Stoner will enjoy his first public outing with his new team in a Supercar test day at Sydney Motorsport Park on February 16th.
Stoner will drive the development series which races older cars than the Supercars championship and follows a different schedule with seven races held over seven rounds.