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Miller: “It’s still not where we want it to be”

Miller: “It’s still not where we want it to be”

Injury restricts Jack Miller at the Qatar Test, his leg hindering him more than in Phillip Island due to more right corners.

A lack of confidence combined with a still healing leg resulted in a difficult Qatar Test for Jack Miller, the Australia unable to find confidence with the front of his Honda.  He and his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS crew made steady progress throughout the three-day test, but the front end proved to be a consistent problem. At some stages Miller felt he was simply trying to stay upright on his Honda RC213V, only able to set a best time of 1’57.046 and end the test in 19th as a result.

Miller’s leg was less of an issue during the Phillip Island test as the Australian circuit has only a few right hand bends, while Qatar has several. It will be a race against the clock for Miller to improve his fitness as much as he can before the season begins on the 20th of March in Qatar, no doubt the first races will be difficult for Honda rider.

Jack Miller: “Qatar has certainly been a test for us, trying to get to grips with everything and also having to contend with all the right hand corners, which were hard on my injured foot. The injury is okay, still improving, but it definitely gave me a bit more grief here than at Phillip Island. It was also a difficult test in terms of the set up with the bike; I haven’t built up any confidence in the front tyre just yet and had a few moments just trying to stay on two wheels. We did find a few little things, but it’s still not where we want it to be and there is still some work to do. Hopefully we can find something between now and the first race so that we can come back here to Qatar a little bit stronger.”

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