News 2 Jul 2024

Added front-end confidence gives Miller hope after Assen

Factory KTM entry just outside of the top 10 in The Netherlands.

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A tweak in bike setup at Assen’s eighth round of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship has uncovered new-found hope for Jack Miller, the out-of-contract Australian indicating a ‘restart’ of sorts after unlocking a confidence-inspiring front-end setting.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing entry has evidently struggled with adapting to the RC16 this season, which has ultimately left his future up in the air after he was replaced by Pedro Acosta for 2025, while the door was also shut on a chance to remain in the KTM family at Tech3 next year.

The Queenslander was knocking on the door of a top 10 result at the Dutch grand prix on Sunday to finish in P11, and while it’s a contrasting situation from the Miller we’re used to seeing battling for podiums, the number 43 is adamant his added front-end confidence is the base level setting that can restart his troublesome 2024 campaign.

“We made an improvement last night and was able to run a bit better pace, and I had a nice fight and could gain confidence,” Miller explained. “The change we made gave me more feeling with the front end of the bike and I was happy with that. It’s a base level we can restart with, and fingers crossed we can still look to make some improvements.”

Fortunately for Miller, it’s just a one-week turnaround for him to build on the newly discovered setting, with the Sachsenring in Germany set to host round nine of the world championship this weekend.