We recently reported about Jack Miller crashing during one of his training sessions. He suffered a fractured right tibia and is currently recovering from the surgery. He is surely going to miss the upcoming race at Motegi, Japan. This got the Marc VDS team worried and they are discussing a replacement for Miller for Motegi.
Reports suggest that the Belgian team is yet to narrow down on a decision whether or not to consider a stand-in rider for the Japanese GP. They are currently speculating on their options. Jack Miller, who currently stands 12th in 2017 MotoGP world championship, rides a Honda RC213V. He is a fantastic rider and has shown his skills, especially when the track is wet.
While Miller is taking physiotherapy sessions to get an early recovery, it’ll be a miracle if he gets declared fit for the race in Japan. Earlier in Aug, Valentino Rossi too had a crash while training on his enduro bike, and he suffered similar medical issues. He missed the GP in Misano but recovered very fast in the following week to attend the race in Aragon.
We are yet to receive any final decision of the Marc VDS team on the replacement rider. If they decide to go with one, who’s it going to be. The team has said that it will declare a conclusion by the end of this week. Let’s wait and see.