News 25 Sep 2017

Points for Miller in mixed Aragon MotoGP showing

Aussie crosses the line in 13th after selecting the wrong rear tyre.

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Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda’s Jack Miller rode to a well-deserved point-scoring finish in Sunday’s Aragon grand prix, however was unable to meet his target of a top 10 result.

With track temperatures rising Miller started the race on a hard compound rear tyre, but was never in a position to challenge for his target of a top 10 finish.

“While I am reasonably happy with the way things went today, this wasn’t the race I expected even though I came home with some points,” Miller said. “I used the hard tyre and expected a little bit more from it but it didn’t work out that way. Overall a positive weekend and I’m feeling really comfortable with the bike, especially the front. We just missed some drive grip on the rear which was down to not making the hard compound work early enough.”

Team principal Michael Bartholemy commented: “As a team we learnt a lesson today with tyre choice, there was not such a big difference between the compounds over the race distance. Before the race I thought Jack was capable of a better result but he had some issues so we have to be happy that he scored some points.

Miller finished 13th, the same as his starting position, to take him to 56 points and 12th overall in the MotoGP World Championship standings.