News 13 Jun 2017

Miller positive following successful Spanish MotoGP test

Front-end feeling further improves during Monday's outing.

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Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda’s Jack Miller has declared his single-day test at Catalunya as a positive one, gaining increased confidence in his satellite RC213V package.

Miller posted a 1m45.879s lap-time on Monday for 12th on the time-sheets, working on improving his front-end feeling as well as testing a revised rear shock from Öhlins.

The Queenslander was upbeat about the Barcelona weekend, despite crashing out of Sunday’s MotoGP race, having rediscovered the front feeling with the new Michelin tyre that was missing in Mugello.

“Another hot day in Barcelona, which made this a physically demanding test after back-to-back races in Mugello and here,” Miller said. “But it was also positive. We got in more laps on the bike and the feeling with the new front tyre is better now.

“The bike is working well and we’re faster with each exit, so I’m pretty happy with how things have gone today. Now it’s time to head home and get in some training before heading to Assen for the next race. Let’s see what the weather does for us this year, as it did us a real favour last year!”

Miller will now travel to Assen – the site of his lone premier class grand prix victory one year ago – for round eight of the 2017 season on 25 June.