Miller to stay at Marc VDS Honda in 2017

Sunday 26th June, 2016 - 9:53pm


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.”