The CWM LCR Honda Team officially announced the signing of Miller last week, to ride with them in the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship riding a Honda RC213V-RS Open Specification bike. Miller will ride alongside fellow new LCR recruit Cal Crutchlow next year.
His move straight from the lightweight category to the premier class has created great interest in how he will make the adaptation to 1000cc machinery from riding his current 250cc KTM Moto3™ bike.
Having worked with talented young riders such as Casey Stoner and Stefan Bradl on their arrival in the premier class, Cecchinello is well placed to guide Miller on his MotoGP adventure as the 19-year-old racer adapts to riding at the highest level.
Cecchinello commented, “We are very, very excited because we like to work with the younger generation, with young riders, to give them an opportunity. I think it’s our main goal to give talented riders opportunities. As Jack knows and as he has said this is a long term plan and we will do our best not to push him in any kind of direction where he has to make specific results, especially in the first part of the season.”
The Italian manager continued, “I think the first six months will be key, to learn about the new category and feel the bike. After that I think he will become strong.”
On Moto3™ standings leader Miller’s particular riding style and whether it will help him as he jumps from 250cc machinery to a 1000cc bike, Cecchinello added, “Jack belongs to this young generation of riders and a lot of them ride in a very acrobatic way. They move their body a lot on the bike. They are athletes on the bike. I really like his riding style and it reminds me a little bit of Casey (Stoner). It will be a lot of fun to see him in MotoGP.”