Marc VDS Racing Team rider Jack Miller will ride his Honda RC213V for the MotoGP pre-season testing at Phillip Island on Wednesday despite breaking his leg a month ago.
Miller, who fractured the fibula and tibia on a dirt bike in Spain while training, has undergone intensive rehab and feels ready to ride again.
In an interview with Fox Sports, the 21-year-old Miller said he planned on getting used to the Honda RC213V with a safe and solid test on Wednesday.
“I’m itching to get on the bike. The first test is just a shakedown and get familiar with the bike and get some laps under my belt,” said Miller.
“Just try to put in a safe but solid test is the main thing.
“I love this track so hopefully, we can put in some good times. We’re not going to go out there and kill ourselves on the first day.”
Miller added that the injury to his leg did not halt his off-season training regime much.
“That didn’t slow us down at all,” he said.
The plan ahead of testing is to soften the Honda’s rear foot brake to accommodate Miller’s injured leg.
“The potential of the bike is so much higher. I’ve been training really hard over the (northern) winter to be ready for it so there are no questions in my body and we can give 100 per cent this year,” Miller added.
There is also talk of retired champion Casey Stoner doing a test-ride at Phillip Island on Wednesday.