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Aussie teen Miller set for MotoGP
17 Sep 2014 18:06
Australian teenager Jack Miller will make the big step up from Moto3 to ride in MotoGP next season, the LCR Honda team run by former racer Lucio Cecchinello said today.
The 19-year-old follows in the tracks of retired compatriot Casey Stoner, who made his MotoGP debut in 2006 with the same non-works Honda team before going on to win two titles in the top category with Ducati and Repsol Honda.
The Queenslander will be partnered by Britain's Cal Crutchlow, who currently races for the main Ducati team, with Honda providing a factory specification bike.
"It's a dream come true. I think that every rider would like to race at the highest level in the World Championship with a Honda," said Miller in a team statement.
"It is certainly a big jump from Moto3 to MotoGP, but I am convinced that we are ready and that, step-by-step, learning every day, we can do a great job."
Miller is leading Spaniard Alex Marquez, younger brother of Honda's dominant MotoGP world champion Marc, in the Moto3 championship - the smallest category - with five rounds remaining and has been hailed as a man to watch.

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