Bradley Smith, Jack Miller, and Andrea Iannone have been out of action due to injuries. All three riders would like nothing less than to make a spectacular return to MotoGP. Now, Jack Miller and Bradley Smith have confirmed that they would participate in 2016 Motegi GP.
Unfortunately, Andrea Iannone has decided to rest a while longer and continue his healing process. Iannone suffered fractures to his vertebra, which has still not healed completely.
Casey Stoner was approached to fill in for Andrea Iannone, however, the Australian has clearly declined the offer as a wild card. Ducati has decided that they would not have Michele Pirro ride in place of Iannone as well, and only Andrea Dovizioso will represent the factory outfit.
Jack Miller has been out of action due to a leg injury, which has plagued him throughout 2016. Bradley Smith had damaged his knee ligament, which deemed him unfit to race. Both riders are eager to get back onto their MotoGP machines and achieve best possible results for their teams.
Monster Tech3 Yamaha replaced Bradley Smith with Alex Lowes, who did a phenomenal job for the team. Recently, Marc VDS Racing brought in Nicky Hayden to ride in place of Jack Miller, Hayden was more than pleased to get back onto a Honda MotoGP machine.