Jack Miller starts MotoGP career in first 2015 showdown

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Rising Aussie star Jack Miller has started the big challenge of adapting from a 60bhp Moto3 bike to a 260bhp MotoGP bike at the Valencia track in Spain this morning.

The 2014 Moto3 world championship runner-up, who lost the title by just two points to Spanish rival Alex Marquez in yesterday’s nail-biting title decider, is testing a production Honda RCV1000R for his new LCR Honda squad today.

Miller has been fast tracked into MotoGP after being handpicked by HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto following a series of brilliant Moto3 performances this year.

Miller’s triumph in the Moto3 decider was his sixth win of the season, and after being offered a lucrative three-year deal to join HRC in MotoGP, he jumped at the chance to bypass the conventional route through Moto2.

Miller is riding the RCV1000R in Spain but he could make his debut on the upgraded RC213V-RS Honda Open class contender during a three-day test at the Sepang track in Malaysia later this month.

The RC213V-RS is effectively this year’s factory bike but without a seamless shift gearbox, and it also has to run the standard Dorna and Magneti Marelli-supplied electronics.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt