MotoGP: More progress planned for Miller in Argentina

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Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller says the name of the game at this weekend’s Argentinean Grand Prix is more improvement, after turning a strong showing in preseason testing into his best ever dry result in MotoGP at the opening race in Qatar.

Coming home in a strong seventh place, the Australian says that he’s not aiming for a huge step forwards this weekend as he and the team aim to keep the momentum going at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

“Qatar was a good start to the season and I was happy with the result. Now we head to Argentina looking to improve further, on a track that should be a good match for our bike. We’ve been getting better and better each time we get out on the bike and I’m confident we can continue that trend at the next two races in Argentina and Austin, two tracks I enjoy racing at a lot.

“Termas is a circuit that doesn’t see much use, so some caution is required on Friday when the track can be a little dirty, but it doesn’t usually take long to clean up. I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead, as they always put on a bit of a special show for the race in Argentina.”

And on the other side of the Estrella Galicia-backed garage, his teammate Tito Rabat has similar goals as he continues his return to full fitness after breaking his shoulder during preseason testing at Sepang.

“In Qatar I finished in the points and closer to the winner than I did all last season, despite the injuries and the track time lost to the weather, so I was satisfied with that. Now we head to Argentina and a very different track, once that I’m very much looking forward to racing on now that I have such a good feeling with the bike and the tyres, especially the front.

“We know that Friday will be pretty much a lost day if the track is as dirty as we’ve seen in previous years, but for me it will the perfect opportunity to start building my rhythm without taking too many risks. I’m confident that I can make another significant step forward this weekend in Argentina.”


Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer