Miller to stay at Marc VDS Honda in 2017

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Sunday 26th June, 2016 - 9:53pm

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Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Miller has confirmed he will remain with the Marc VDS Honda operation in MotoGP next season.

The Australian rising star joined the Belgian squad after a maiden premier class campaign with LCR Honda last year.

Miller signed a three-year deal with Honda in 2014 which saw him leap from Moto3 to the top tier of grand prix motorcycle racing.

The 21-year-old has struggled for consistency this season having been hampered by ankle and foot injuries sustained in crashes.

However, Miller has started to make progress after claiming a maiden top 10 finish at the Catalan Grand Prix earlier this month.

“They’ve given me the thumbs up, said the all-clear that we’re allowed to stay,” Miller told Fox Sports ahead of Sunday’s Dutch TT at Assen.

“I must be doing something right — apart from crashing!

“They can see this project. As I’m getting back to 100 per cent fitness and working with this Honda, I think they can see there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.

“We’re all working for the same goal here, and they really like this project.”