News 11 Nov 2016

Miller aiming to end MotoGP season on a high note in Spain

Breakthrough season comes to a close for Aussie winner.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

The final chequered flag of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship will fall this Sunday at Valencia, where Australia’s newest grand prix winner Jack Miller hopes to round out his season with a strong result.

The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda rider experienced the highest of highs with his Assen victory, but has also had his share of injuries through the year, and a strong finish will be important entering the new year.

Now back in peak physical shape and his confidence boosted by a 10th place finish in Australia and an excellent eighth in Malaysia, Miller’s clear goal this weekend is to put his Honda RC213V machine into contention for the top 10 again on a track he was victorious on in Moto3 back in 2014.

“It’s been good to get back to my base in Andorra after a pretty hectic overseas trip and have some time to get back out on the bicycle again, which I’ve missed,” Miller said. “I can take a lot of positives from the last two races in Australia and Malaysia and I’m looking forward to this weekend in Valencia, where I’m keen to finish the season on a high note before getting back to testing on Tuesday ready for the 2017 season.”

Miller has certainly played a big part in a historic and record-breaking season, with a sensational splash to success in a wet Dutch TT at Assen meaning the Australian is one of nine different winners in a season that will live long in the memory of those privileged to witness it.