JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
Twin Ring Motegi Saturday 13 October:
Qualifying on red button and online, 04:55 - 08:05 BST Sunday 14 October:
Moto 2 and Moto 3 races on red button and online; MotoGP race live on BBC2 and online, 05:30 - 07:00 BST
Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return from injury at the Japanese Grand Prix on 14 October.
Stoner, 26, has missed the last three races after
breaking his ankle in a crash in qualifying in Indianapolis.
Jorge Lorenzo - 290 points
Dani Pedrosa - 257 points
Casey Stoner - 186 points
Andrea Dovizioso - 179 points
Cal Crutchlow - 135 points
"It's been another quiet week here in Australia. I've been resting, having some physio and following doctor's orders to recover.
on his blog:
"The good news is that I feel I can race in Motegi and will be rejoining my team next week. I can't wait."
replaced by Northern Irishman Jonathan Rea
for the last two races. Rea, who usually competes in the World Superbike Championship, was eighth at Misano and finished seventh at Aragon.
Stoner has always hoped to return to action before his home race in Australia on 28 October, his last race at Phillip Island before he
retires at the end of the season.
But he has no chance of retaining his title. He is now 104 points behind championship leader Jorge Lorenzo with a maximum 100 points on offer.
However, the double world champion, who also won the crown in 2007, could help Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa win a first title.
Pedrosa is just 33 points behind fellow Spaniard Lorenzo with four races - in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and Spain - remaining.
Stoner crashes out of qualifying in Indianapolis