News 7 Feb 2019

Miller overcomes crash on day one of Sepang test

Australian contender 11th on the timesheets in Malaysia.

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Jack Miller has overcome a crash on the opening day of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship test at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

The Pramac Racing rider wound up 11th on the timesheets aboard his Ducati Desmosedici GP19, completing 51 laps to finish seven tenths behind pace-setter Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

While the crash was minor, it forced the Australian contender to switch motorcycles for the remainder of the day, although he’s relatively satisfied with the progress made.

“I trained a lot during the winter break but riding a MotoGP bike in conditions like the ones we found today is something else,” Miller explained. “The feeling is good and I think the first day of testing was positive. It’s a shame about the small crash – without any particular consequences – that forced me to change bike. All things considered, I’m satisfied.”

The Queenslander will return to the Malaysian circuit today for day two of the three-day test, where he’ll endeavour to climb up in the times while developing the GP19 machine.

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