The CWM LCR Honda Team is proud to officially announce that Australian rider Jack Miller will compete with them in the 2015 MotoGP ™ World Championship on the Honda RC213V-RS Open Specification motorcycle.
The 19-year-old Townsville racer, who is currently leading the Moto3 ™ World Championship, will compete in the MotoGP Open Class alongside the more experienced Brits thanks to support from Honda Racing Corporation, historic LCR sponsors and new team partner CWM Crutchlow on the Honda RC213V Factory Specification Bike.
This is the first time since their debut in the MotoGP class in 2006 that Lucio Cecchinello’s squad have fielded two riders, and this is largely thanks to new sponsor CWMFX.com
Miller commented, “I’m really excited to make the leap into MotoGP next year, especially as I will be doing this alongside HRC. It’s a dream come true. I think that every rider wants to ride a Honda at the highest level in the world championship. It is certainly a big leap from Moto3 to MotoGP, but I am convinced that we are ready and that by learning step by step every day we can do a great job. It is a fantastic opportunity and I am very much looking forward to starting this new phase of my career at HRC, which I would like to thank along with the CWM LCR Honda Team. I look forward to working with you! In the meantime, I’m fully focused on the Moto3 World Championship this season. I’ll have to avoid any distraction in order to fight for the title. “
Cecchinello, Team Principal of CWM LCR, added: “This is without a doubt a very exciting project and a completely new challenge for us. We believe that Jack will be a strong future performer in the premier class because of his undeniable talent, motivation and drive. Together with Honda we will do our best to introduce him to the MotoGP class step by step. Sure, Jack will need time to learn how to ride a 1000cc machine, but there is no rush and next year will be just one learning season for him in the new class. Honda has a long-term plan with him and we believe that Jack can show his talent in MotoGP without pressure. “