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Miller: “I tried hard to be a little bit calmer”

Miller: “I tried hard to be a little bit calmer”

Again Jack Miller showed his potential in the wet but as in Silverstone, the Motul Grand Prix of Japan ended in disaster.

Rain fell on Sunday at the Japanese GP giving all of the MotoGP™ riders and their teams little time to adjust to conditions. Jack Miller finished the wet morning Warm up session in 11th position and was confident of a strong result if conditions remained the same. At the British GP the LCR Honda rider made an incredible charge through the field in the opening two laps, fighting for podium positions with the Factory riders before falling. This was another learning experience for the young Australia and he approached the Japanese GP with a much calmer head, not wishing to repeat his mistakes.

The opening laps went well and Miller soon found himself challenging for a top ten spot before an issue with the front end dropped him back. By this stage many MotoGP™ riders were having tyre issues as the Motegi circuit begun to dry, tearing tyres apart in the process. Still Miller battled on until an error under braking resulted in yet another crash for the rookie. He and the rest of the championship now head to Phillip Island for the Australian GP where Miller will be looking for a strong finish in front of his home crowd.

Jack Miller: “It was a disappointing end to the weekend. I tried hard to be a little bit calmer this time with the wet conditions, I didn’t look to overtake so many people and got in a nice groove and got settled. But then I had small loss of the front and I’m not really sure why. After that I tried to work my way back into a points position but it was not quite possible. I caught up to Laverty, but when I was right behind him I locked the brake up on the white line and that was the end of my race. It was a real shame, I’m not very happy but we also gained a lot of experience out of this.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, RAC, Jack Miller, LCR Honda

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