News 15 Oct 2022

Phillip Island turn four renamed Miller Corner

North-Queenslander joins esteemed list with tribute.

Image: Russell Colvin.

The iconic turn four at the Phillip Island Circuit has been renamed Jack ‘Miller Corner’ as a tribute to the Australian MotoGP contender, with an official ceremony held at the venue.

Miller made his grand prix debut in the 125cc category 11 years ago and later claimed six victories in Moto3 before graduating to the premier class.

Since his step to MotoGP in 2015, the number 43 has notched four wins and he becomes the fourth Australian rider to have a section of the venue renamed in his honour, joining the coveted list of Mick Doohan, Casey Stoner and Wayne Gardner.

“I’m fighting them back [the tears],” Miller said to Fox Sports. “It’s amazing, I remember coming here my first time and watching a grand prix in 2009 and being able to sneak up over here [turn four] and watch the boys coming out, and ever since that day I’ve been hooked.

“I knew from then on that’s what I wanted to do and to be back here, getting this honour has just been… you can’t even begin to describe the journey we’ve been on and what we have been through.

“I’ve been so fortunate in the sport and what it has given back to me, I love this sport immensely and I’m thankful to everybody that has put this together. They don’t really know exactly what it means to me to have this changed.”

Miller finished FP3 this morning at the Australian GP in P6 ahead of FP4 and qualifying sessions coming up this afternoon.