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Miller: “I want to say a big sorry to Cal”

Miller: “I want to say a big sorry to Cal”

The Octo British Grand Prix ends in disaster after a lightning start for Jack Miller.

LCR Honda’s Jack Miller had fans on the edge of their seats as he cut through the field on the opening laps of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. A heavy downpour forced a race restart and Miller made the most of it, his Open Honda on more level ground in the wet and the young Australian was able to display his raw talent and speed. He quickly found himself battling with the factory riders and was fighting for a potential podium when disaster struck. Miller had been attempting to hold off Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) on the brakes, but went too deep, crashing and taking down teammate Cal Crutchlow.

This incident was investigated by race direction and Miller was handed a penalty point as a result. It has not been as easy year for Miller, the step up from the Moto3™ World Championship has been difficulty and with a number of crashes, especially in races. The opening laps of the British GP demonstrated that Miller has speed, but also that there is still a lot to learn. Fortunately Miller and his team were able to improve the setting with their bike and are confident for Misano.

Jack Miller: “I’m happy with the weekend, but of course not happy with the result of the race. I want to say a big sorry to Cal for taking him out, but we were both pushing hard. I didn’t actually mean to overtake him, I was just trying to hold Espargaro off on the brakes and accidently went too deep and touched him. It was an accident, but all in all it was a good weekend as we found some settings with the bike. We became more comfortable with it and I’m looking forward to Misano. Misano is a good track for me, I like it a lot. It will be a new surface this year so I look forward to seeing what the grip level is like as last year was quite low, but it should be interesting.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC, Jack Miller, LCR Honda

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