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By Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Miller: “It's just a case of adapting”

EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider dialing in to new engine

Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) has the latest spec Honda engine in Qatar, and despite a low drama crash on Day 2 the Australian got through a good program of work as he gets to grips with the differences.

A key change coming in how to open the gas, the Queenslander didn’t set a time attack laptime on the second day – concentrating instead on adaptation – but was satisfied with his pace, especially on a longer run in the latter stages of the session.

Jack Miller, P19: "Today has been a busy day, which you can see from the number of laps we completed, because we had so much to test on the bike. Basically the team are working to get the bike to work the way I want it with the latest engine while at the same time I'm adapting my riding style to get the best from both. The change in the bike now compared to the bike I was testing before isn't huge, but there are differences, such as how you've got to open the gas, so it's just a case of adapting. Overall it's been a positive day, even with a fall at turn one early on when I ran onto the dirty part of the track and dropped the front. I didn't get to set a lap time today, but I was happy with my pace, especially on the last 14-lap run when I was consistently in the 1'56 bracket. Tomorrow we've got a couple of soft tyres to throw into the bike, so we'll see what we can do in terms of the lap time then."