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Jack Miller returns for Phillip Island test

Jack Miller returns for Phillip Island test

After breaking his right leg on his birthday and missing the Sepang test, Jack Miller will return to action for the Phillip Island test.

Jack Miller will return to action next week at Phillip Island, where he will test alongside his Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS teammate, Tito Rabat.

Miller was forced to sit out the first MotoGP™ test of 2016 at Sepang after fracturing the tibia and fibula in his right leg in a training accident but the 21-year-old Australian has been passed fit to ride at Phillip Island by doctors, after completing an intensive rehabilitation program following the injury.

The three-day Phillip Island test gets underway on Wednesday 17th February.

Jack Miller: “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. 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.”

Michael Bartholemy, Team Principal: "Jack has been working hard to regain fitness after his injury and he was adamant that he was fit to test in Australia. The doctors who’ve managed his rehabilitation agreed with his assessment, so he will ride at Phillip Island. It will be a tough test with the injury but it will give Jack an opportunity to evaluate the control ECU and unified software for the first time and to assess how far Michelin have progressed with the development of the tyres, so it will be a worthwhile three days for him. Tito, as always, is keen to get back on the Honda RC213V and continue where he left off at Sepang. He made a significant step with the harder rear tyre in Malaysia and I’m confident he can do the same again in Australia.”

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MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, Jack Miller, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

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