News 26 Apr 2016

Miller makes progress during Jerez Michelin test

Australian gains comfort with latest specification front tyres.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS’s Jack Miller made a positive impression on Monday during MotoGP testing at Jerez following the weekend’s first European round of the season.

Miller was on track in hot and sunny conditions just 24 hours after the Spanish Grand Prix to evaluate set-up options and new front tyre specifications for Michelin.

“We found some steps to get more comfortable and faster without any incidents, so it was a positive day,” Miller explained. “With my right ankle still healing it was important to get through the race weekend and this test without a crash and be stronger for the race at Le Mans.

“I struggled a little more in the afternoon with the hotter track conditions so we need to understand why I’m faster when the track temperature is cooler. I’m really happy after missing some pre-season testing and the race in Texas especially to understand the latest Michelin front tyres, they help with turning and to finish off the corner.”

Coming off a 17th place finish outside of the points at Jerez in Sunday’s race, Miller’s 1m40.681s saw him ranked 14th on the time sheets at the end of Monday’s proceedings.