News 15 Jun 2015

Race distance vital for Miller with 11th place finish

CWM LCR Honda rider rebounds from recent non-finishes.

Source: LCR.

Source: LCR.

Townsville’s Jack Miller secured the best result of his MotoGP career so far as he took 11th place in the Grand Prix of Catalunya to bring home five points for CWM LCR Honda.

The Australian rookie had got a decent start from 21st position on the grid, riding with some experienced runners. At one point he made it as high as 10th place, but was bumped back a position in the closing laps by Alvaro Bautista.

With testing to come tomorrow, Miller can use this positive result to full effect before heading to the Dutch TT in Assen, in just over a week’s time.

“We struggled over the weekend and really had to work hard during today’s race,” Miller commented. “We got a good start and we were in amongst a good group. I really got stuck in and settled into a rhythm, although I did have a few moments because it was slippery out there.

“I am really happy to bring the bike home after two races of not finishing. It’s good to put some more points on the board, but we are still learning all the time on the bike – I still need more laps on it and crashing out of the race is not the way forward.

“More than anything now I’m looking forward to our test tomorrow and putting some time in on the bike and working on our base set-up so we can be better prepared for the races coming up.”

Miller has now climbed to 18th in the world championship standings, scoring 11 points across the first seven races of his premier class career.