MotoGP: Miller ‘lost for words’ after Assen victory

Published: 29 June 2016

Australian Jack Miller has admitted that he was left lost for words after taking an incredible victory at Sunday’s Dutch TT, silencing one of the paddock’s clowns perhaps for the first time since his controversial jump direct from Moto3 to MotoGP.

“I don’t often say this but I’m lost for words. I feel incredibly emotional right now and it is hard to describe the sensation of winning for the first time in MotoGP. I felt confident and fast in the first part of the race but it was the right call to red flag it because the conditions were getting pretty dangerous.

“The track was really slippery for part two as well but I immediately felt comfortable. I could see a few riders making mistakes but I just kept my focus and concentrated on being fast and consistent without taking any silly risks.”

However, Miller also showed his new coolness in the race by realising in the closing stages that he had the win in the bag, backing off his pace to cruise to the victory in the end.

“Once I passed Marc I just tried to block out the fact that I was heading for my first win and keep a clear mind. Coming out of the final chicane and seeing the chequered flag was just an unbelievable feeling. My family and I have made a lot of sacrifices to make today happen and it feels amazing.

“I can’t thank Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS enough. They have given me incredible support and never stopped believing in me. I must also thank Honda and their management for giving me this opportunity and allowing me to show what I can do at this level.”