Missing three races because of a mystery illness, Casey Stoner put any critics he had from his sudden departure in 2009 to bed with his masterful race at Phillip Island. Racing in front of his home crowd, Stoner slid around the Australian course to a decisive victory, in what we called one of the top races of 2009.
Making the moment even more special for Australian fans, and Ducatisti alike, was the special race livery that Stoner ran for his home race. Hoping to commemorate that race and Stoner’s contributions to the Marlboro Ducati team (Stoner is leaving Ducati for HRC next year), a French Ducati dealership in Moulins-lès-Metz has decided to sell a limited number of Casey Stoner Ducati 1198S Phillip Island replicas.
Fitted with bodywork based off Stoner’s Desmosedici GP9 at Phillip Island, the race replica 1198S also features a bevy of Ducati Performance parts, including a full titanium Termignoni exhaust system. Pricing isn’t for the faint-of heart though, as Ducati-Metz is asking €24,999 for the Phillip Island race rep.