Miller out to make amends for Le Mans crash

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Jack Miller is out to make amends for his Le Mans crash this weekend at Mugello, as he heads to one of the most impressive track son the MotoGP calendar finally ready to put his pre-season motocross injury behind him.

“The outcome of the race in Le Mans was not what we wanted but I am actually feeling really good about my race pace. We need to work more on our outright speed but I think Mugello will be a little easier for our package. The key goal will be to finish the race and be as strong as possible throughout the weekend.”

The Aussie is also relishing the opportunity of the fantastic Italian circuit – and in particular how his rookie teammate Tito Rabat is going to meet the challenge of the track’s ferocious start-finish straight!

“Mugello is an awesome track and the top speed we get to on the straight is pretty scary and impressive. I can’t wait to see Tito’s face the first time he goes over that crest in sixth gear and then has to pull it up on the brakes for turn one. I’m looking forward to riding there and getting the result I think our speed deserves this season.”

However, the second Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS says he’s also looking forward to returning to a track he’s enjoyed success at in the past – regardless of what his teammate says!

“It is a track I really like and I’ve had some success on in the past, but it will be a completely different challenge on a MotoGP bike. I know Jack says he can’t wait to see my face the first time I go down the straight at an incredible speed and brake for the first corner, but I love the speed of Mugello. It is a special track with a great atmosphere and I hope to be competitive and back in the points.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer