News 11 Aug 2016

Miller carrying positive form into Austrian grand prix

Australian raring to go ahead of back-half of the season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS’s Jack Miller is coming off of three-straight top 10 finishes entering this weekend’s Red Bull Ring round of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship in Austria.

Miller starred with his famous Dutch TT win at Assen, however a consistent streak will be important for the Australian’s premier class progress in the latter stages of this season.

“After a relaxing summer break I’m raring to get started again in Austria and build on the performances of the three previous races,” Miller said. “I ended the first half of the season really strongly, so it will be important to keep the momentum going. It was nice to try the track out in Austria before this weekend at the recent test and I was able to put in a really strong race rhythm there.

“We need to wait to see what the tyre allocation is from Michelin, but tyre life at the test was not an issue for me. It will be an interesting race because it is a horsepower track. That might help the red bike a little more than our package but like always I’m ready and motivated to give it a good go. This is the first race this year that I am going into with a lot of confidence and at 100 percent fitness with a good feeling on the bike, so I’m really keen to get going again.”

A recent two-day test at the Spielberg track gave Miller the perfect opportunity to reacquaint himself with the circuit, which he raced at during a spell in the German 125cc Championship back in 2011. He was happy with the progress made on tailoring the set-up of his Honda RC213V to meet the specific demands of the circuit.