MotoGP: Miller says Honda can ‘expect good things’ in Texas

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Jack Miller says that after a difficult weekend last time out for the Marc VDS Honda squad in Argentina, they and their fellow Honda riders ‘can expect good things’ this weekend when the 2017 MotoGP championship moves to a circuit that more suits their RC213V.

Yet despite a tough time at Termas de Rio Hondo, the Australian says that the strong result they still scraped out of the weekend means he has a strong base to build on this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.


"Argentina was a difficult weekend, but we managed to put it together in the race and I was inside the top ten, which is my goal this season. I was a little further back from the leaders than I'd have liked and that's something we need to work on next time out in Austin. I feel good heading into the Texas weekend; it's another track I really enjoy and one at which we can normally expect good things from the Honda. I'm looking forward to getting there and seeing what we can do."

And while teammate Tito Rabat might have struggled at the track in 2016, he too is looking forward to getting back to somewhere that he admits is fun to ride even if it’s switchback nature makes it physically demanding to ride.

"I like the Circuit of the Americas a lot, even if my memories of the track aren't the best because I struggled a lot there last year. This time around though we're in a much better position; I have a much better feeling with the bike and I'm looking forward to getting on track in Texas this weekend. COTA is a demanding circuit, but one that should suit our Honda, especially the first section. I think we can do a good job at Austin and closing the gap to Jack is our first goal this weekend."

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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