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Rivals to chase emerging star Miller in second half of 2014

Rivals to chase emerging star Miller in second half of 2014

The performances of Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller have made plenty of headlines in Moto3™ so far this year and the talented young Australian rider will return from the post-Sachsenring break in high spirits, as he works to maintain the form which has given him a 19-point championship lead from the opening nine rounds.

Although the gap between winner Miller and second place finisher Brad Binder was only 0.180 seconds in Germany, this was the second largest winning margin for Miller so far in 2014, as two of his four victories to date - in Texas and Le Mans - have come by less than one tenth of a second.

Those fine margins demonstrate the ongoing competitiveness of the lightweight class. Miller knows he will be pushed hard at Indianapolis and at every round in the second half of the season by the likes of Alex Marquez, Efren Vazquez, Romano Fenati and Alex Rins, who complete the current top five.

Second placed Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) already has two wins to his name this year, whilst Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) has tasted victory three times thus far and the Italian still has Miller in his sights from fourth place in the standings.

In third overall, Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) has emerged as a podium contender this year and is desperate for a first Grand Prix triumph, whilst fifth placed Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) looks to recapture the 2013 race-winning form which took him to victory at Indy last year.


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