Miller fit for Phillip Island MotoGP test return

Jack Miller has been declared fit to return to action in the upcoming pre-season MotoGP test at Phillip Island, having missed last week's Sepang test.

The Marc VDS Honda rider was forced to sit out the first official running of the year when he broke the fibula and tibia of his right leg in a motocross accident last month.

However, following an "intensive rehabilitation programme", Miller has now been passed fit by doctors to make his return at his home track, where he will join teammate Tito Rabat.

“I’m itching to get back on the bike after such a long lay off and I don’t think we could have chosen a better track at which to return than Phillip Island given my condition," said the Australian.

"With only four right turns it means I’m not going to be working my injured right leg so hard, although it’s still going to be a tough test.

"I’ve been training hard here in Australia and working with my local physiotherapist to reduce the swelling in the leg, to give me more mobility on the bike, and it’s looking good.

"I’m looking forward to putting some laps in on the bike, getting a feel for the new electronics and seeing how the tyres have improved since Valencia.”

The Phillip Island test commences on 17 February.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jack Miller
Teams Marc VDS Racing
Article type Breaking news