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Miller happy with progress made in Malaysia

Miller happy with progress made in Malaysia

MotoGP’s first pre-season testing session came to close on Friday at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, after three days of inten

CWM-LCR Honda’s Jack Miller was happy with the big step forward he and his crew have made during their first outing of the 2015 season, improving his lap time by well over a second from yesterday. The Australian today finally started to put some laps in using a bigger range of the electronics available to him this season, as the team gradually introduce him to the RC213V-RS.

As is normal in Malaysia, track conditions were best in the first hour after the circuit opened at 10am, after which the effects of direct sunshine and heat means it is almost impossible to set a fast lap. As if to demonstrate that fact, factory Honda rider Marc Marquez set the fastest-ever lap of the 3.444 mile layout on just the eighth of his 52 laps (1’58.867).

Like Marquez, Miller was also able to make the most of the cooler climate in the morning, as he set his best lap of 2’01.895 on the third of his 50 laps of the track. This compared to a 2’03.083 on day two, and 2’02.807 from the first day.

The CWM-LCR Honda team now return to Europe to work on their findings from this test, before heading back out to Malaysia for a four-day session later this month starting February 23rd.

Miller commented, "Today we improved our pace in the morning, managing to put in a different tyre at the right time and we improved our lap time by a second. Everyone else improved too, but we are making steps forward.

We made some real progress, particularly in the last three runs out on the track, when we started to work with the electronics including the traction control and anti-wheelie settings. It was good, so I’m really looking forward to the next test and working some more on the electronics and aids to make the lap times come that little bit easier."

"For now though, I’m happy. It’s been a positive test for me and the crew. I’ve picked up lots more experience with the Bridgestone tyres and I think that it will get even better for the next test here."

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MotoGP, 2015, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, Jack Miller, LCR Honda

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