News 5 May 2016

Miller confident of further improvement at Le Mans

French circuit should suit Australian's Honda package.

Source: Supplied.

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Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS’s Jack Miller is carrying increased confidence into this weekend’s Grand Prix of France at Le Mans following a positive post-race test at Jerez last month.

Miller and teammate Tito Rabat completed a mammoth stint of over 150 laps between them during the test, which allowed them to focus on improving the set-up of their Honda RC213V machinery for Le Mans.

Miller won at Le Mans in Moto3 back in 2014 and he is hopeful of a return to the point scoring places this weekend, having had more time for his troublesome right ankle injury to recover.

“I’m feeling good physically after another week to focus on getting my right ankle stronger,” Miller commented. “Le Mans doesn’t have as many right turns as Jerez, so I’m expecting this weekend to be a little easier on my leg.

“I’m still working hard on a daily basis to get the ankle better, but I am excited to get to Le Mans and improve where we left off at the end of the test in Jerez. We had a few things to test in Jerez and we’ll try and put together what we learned to find a good setting for Le Mans.

“I’m expecting to be more competitive than Jerez because cooler conditions seem to favour the Honda package a bit more and traditionally the weather in Le Mans is known for being pretty cool.”