News 8 Oct 2018

Maiden Thai grand prix an enjoyable one for Miller

Pramac Racing ace secures 10th in 26-lap MotoGP encounter.

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Australian Jack Miller says his experience at the first ever grand prix of Thailand for round 15 of the MotoGP World Championship was an enjoyable one as he battled his way to P10 in the 26-lap encounter.

The Pramac Racing ace managed a deteriorating rear tyre after starting from 10th on the grid, moving as high as seventh, although a lack of grip meant he was forced to relinquish multiple spots to finish in the position that he started.

“It was a good race and if I have to be honest I had a lot of fun,” Miller explained. “Unfortunately, I struggled with the rear tyre right from the start, especially in the left hand corners.

“Halfway through the race, I tried to get closer to the front group and then there was a good battle with Danilo [Petrucci], [Andrea] Iannone and [Alvaro] Bautista. The temperature was really high – a good training for Malaysia.”

Miller now sits 12th in the championship standings as the series heads to Twin Ring Motegi in Japan on 21 October.