Jack Miller has been withdrawn from the Czech Republic Grand Prix due to back and wrist injuries sustained in the morning warm-up at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.
The Australian had hoped to make his return at Brno and even passed pre-race medical checks but his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS and HRC have chosen to withdraw the Assen winner, ensuring he is fit to race at Silverstone in two weeks’ time.
Team Principal Michael Bartholemy admitted they understood the wishes of their rider to race this weekend but believes the decision will prove to be the correct one.
“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.”
As a result, Tito Rabat will be the team’s sole representative at Brno this weekend.