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Miller: “I had to avoid him”

Miller: “I had to avoid him”

Having to take evasive action to avoid another rider, Jack Miller’s bwin Grand Prix České republiky got off to a less than ideal start.

Just as CWM LCR Honda’s Jack Miller was settling into his race pace, Eugene Laverty (Aspar MotoGP Team) fell in front of him at Turn 2 and forcing the Australian to run off track. This dropped Miller off the back of the other Open class riders and he put all his efforts into catching them. Unfortunately as the race when on Miller’s Open Honda began to wheelie and slide, having to focus on staying upright rather than overtaking others.

Miller’s 2015 season has been mixed; he has finished as the top Open bike on several occasions but has also crashed out of five races. The race finish in Brno, all be it disappointing, did provide Miller with more valuable bike time as he continues to adapt to the MotoGP™ class, having jumped straight from Moto3™.

Jack Miller: “I didn't have the best start but I was getting into a rhythm when Eugene (Laverty) crashed in front of me and I had to avoid him. I really pushed to try and close the gap to Baz and once I got past Di Meglio I was really doing it. I started putting together a good race rhythm but after I pushed for five or six laps the bike started to feel a bit shaky.

“It was spinning up a lot so I had to back off and bring it home. I couldn't do anything to stop Di Meglio coming back past me, the bike was wheelying on the straight and I couldn't brake how I wanted. It's a bit of a shame but I am happy-ish with today because we got some good time on the bike, learnt a lot and now we can look forward to the test tomorrow.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, RAC, Jack Miller, LCR Honda

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