MotoGP: Miller to sit out Brno GP

Published: 18 August 2016

Jack Miller ill sit out this weekends Czech Grand Prix at Brno, as he continues to recover from injuries suffered during a high-speed crash in warm-up for last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

Miller crashed during Sunday’s session, breaking a vertebra and his wrist as well as leaving himself with heavy bruising.

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The Australian was passed fit to ride by the circuit medical staff, but team boss Michael Bartholemy, manager Aki Ajo and Honda boss Livio Suppo took the decision jointly to withdraw him from the event to allow him more time to recover for the next round of the series at Silverstone in two weeks time.

Speaking after the news was announced, Marc VDS boss Bartholemy says that it was important to give Miller time to fully recover.

 "Jack is a racer, so he obviously wanted to race after being passed fit today. However, after discussions with both HRC and Jack's management team, we have made the decision to withdraw him from the Czech Grand Prix.

“For us it's more important that he has more time to recover from the crash in Austria, because we want him back to full fitness as soon as possible. Our priority is to have a fully fit rider back on the bike and that's why we made this decision."