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Miller: “The bike disappeared from under me”

 Miller: “The bike disappeared from under me”

A first MotoGP™ top ten finish slipped through Jack Miller’s fingers as he crashed out of the French GP.

As in Jerez, Jack Miller came to the French GP with a still healing ankle that was put to the test by the technical French track. Once again Miller was unable to advance past Q1 and started the 28-lap race in 18th place. With nothing to lose he shot off the line and after a number of aggressive passes was in the points by lap seven. He slowly worked his way past the likes of Eugene Laverty (Aspar Team MotoGP) and attempted to close in on Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing). Given the state of his ankle it was an impressive performance as the Australian was up to tenth by the 17th lap, continually pushing to catch Barbera in ninth. But then on lap 18 the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider lost the front at Turn 7, the Musée corner, after hitting a bump in the track. An almost guaranteed top ten finish was gone and Miller was forced to head back to the pits. Fortunately Miller was unharmed and will continue to work on his ankle before heading to Mugello.

Jack Miller: “It was a disappointing race.  We pushed hard with a plan to have a strong weekend in Le Mans and it was looking good but with 10 laps to go I came into corner seven and lost the front.  It felt normal, like the lap before, not too fast and then I just hit the bump and the bike disappeared from under me. Everyone struggled with the front tyre today and that is what happened to us."

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MotoGP, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC, Jack Miller, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS, Reaction

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