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MotoGP Japan: Jack Miller set for Motegi return

"I'm positive all will be good for Motegi this weekend" - Jack Miller.
Jack Miller will return to MotoGP action at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

After a comeback from injury at Silverstone, the Marc VDS Honda rider withdrew from Misano and then missed Aragon to allow two fractures in his right hand to heal.

“It's always tough to miss a race through injury and I've missed a few recently, but I'm positive all will be good for Motegi this weekend," said Miller, one of this year's eight different race winners. "Missing Aragon was the correct decision because the fracture in my hand wasn't fully healed, so I would only have made things worse by racing there.

"Since Aragon I've been home in Australia working hard to get back to full fitness. Most of the training has been on the bicycle, but I also spent the last three days out on the water with the Jet Ski, which was fun.

"The hand is much improved and I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike this weekend in Motegi."

Miller - who has missed four of the 13 rounds so far, including Austria and Brno where he originally suffered hand and back injuries - is currently 17th in the world championship, three places ahead of rookie team-mate Tito Rabat.

Tech 3's Bradley Smith is also returning from injury in Japan, but Ducati's Andrea Iannone will miss his third race in a row.





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Yossarian

October 11, 2016 7:19 PM

SatuFan: At best he'll score a point. At an averaged race day for him, he'll dip it again. At worst he'll dip it and hurt himself again.. Like I mentioned over rated, not ready for motogp, bins it on regular basis.. Should've taken experience moto2..
My oh my, you really should have watched the Dutch TT he was brilliant.

Navelgazer

October 12, 2016 12:28 PM

SatuFan: At best he'll score a point. At an averaged race day for him, he'll dip it again. At worst he'll dip it and hurt himself again.. Like I mentioned over rated, not ready for motogp, bins it on regular basis.. Should've taken experience moto2..
Ok so Miller may have had his fair share of offs this year but so has everyone else since the change of tyres. Plus it's widely acknowledged that this years Honda is an absolute pig to ride, believe Marquez still on old chassis?? Rabat came via the much lauded Moto2 route & he's on the same bike, not exactly setting the world on fire is he? I think Jack's done pretty well all things considered, there isn't anyone else who's done this to measure him against and his race win was a joy to watch.



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