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Weather slows Jack Miller’s return to action, the Australian assessing his leg over a handful of laps between wet spells.
Jack Miller was unable to ride in Sepang due to breaking his leg in a training accident on his 21st birthday, the Phillip Island test was his first chance to get back on his Marc VDS Racing Team Honda machine since then. It was far from a perfect test as rain saw track time limited, the circuit dry enough for only a small number of laps at a time and never on a fully dry surface. Not wishing to risk further injury, Miller did only two short runs on slick tyres, setting a 1’33.992 during his six laps. Despite being unable to fully utilise the rear brake, this time put Miller ninth overall. The entirety of the MotoGP™ grid are hoping for better weather in the coming days, especially Miller who has many new parts to test.
Jack Miller: “I’m pretty happy with today, even if the weather meant my time on the bike was limited. We had a heap of new parts to run in on the bike and we managed to get that done during the brief time the track was dry, so it looks good for tomorrow, when I hope the weather will be better. The leg was fine today; once I’m on the bike it’s really good. Okay, I can’t use the rear brake as much as I’d like to, but I can work on my riding style to compensate for that. Now we just need some better weather and a lot more laps.”
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