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Miller: 'I think title will be decided in Valencia'

Miller: 'I think title will be decided in Valencia'

Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Jack Miller has stated his case for the Moto3™ title with four wins and an additional podium, leading the way in the standings at the halfway point of the season.

The young Australian took just a single race to achieve his first podium, with victory in Qatar. He has now established himself as a title contender in 2014.

In his third full season as a World Championship rider he currently has a 19-point lead in the overall standings at the half way stage - despite two DNFs.

You came into this season with no podiums from your first two years in the World Championship. Did you expect to be in this position at this stage of the season?

"The truth is I did not expect it, but it was what I wanted. I was hoping to win a race or get on the podium, but winning the first race in Qatar was something really nice. My first podium and it was a win! To lead the World Championship after nine races is a great joy."

What has been your best race so far?

"Although at the last race in Germany I enjoyed myself a lot and had a well-rounded weekend, I'll take the win Le Mans over that, because it was different. It was a race in which there was continuous overtaking – no respite. When you cross the finish line in first position after a race like that, you feel even better than normal."

Is there a difference between the Jack Miller from last year and this year?

"I truly believe that I am the same rider. Yes, I’ve improved my technique, improved my riding and have found another way to work. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team are very professional and take care of the smallest detail. It's a great opportunity to be here and I want to enjoy it and make the most of it."

In these first nine races, braking has been the standout detail of your riding style. Is this your main strength?

"Possibly yes, but it is not for me to say. I also do very well when cornering. In these Moto3 battles to the limit, whoever brakes latest has a lot of the hard work done. I think it's something I've learned over recent years in Moto3. Motocross and dirttrack have also helped me with this."

There are still nine races remaining this season. What do you expect from this second half of the campaign?

"To repeat the good races we've had so far, as many times as possible. I should be going for the win at every race, because we have the potential, but we must be smart and think about the overall standings as well. We cannot make the same mistakes. I'm here to try to win the Moto3 World Championship."

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