MotoGP: Aragon ‘should suit the RC213V’ says Miller

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Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller says he’s hoping for a strong weekend’s performance at Motorland Aragon this weekend, admitting that he thinks that the Spanish circuit will play to the strengths of this year’s Honda RC213V machine.

Miller missed the race last year after sustaining injuries at the Austrian Grand Prix, instead deputised by former world champion Nicky Hayden – but says he doesn’t think that that’ll hamper him come this year’s race.

“Aragon is a track I like, but not necessarily one where I’ve had the best results in the past. Although I missed this race through injury last year, I think it’s a track that should suit our Honda RC213V and I’m looking forward to the last European race before we head away overseas for the races in Japan, Malaysia and my home Grand Prix in Australia. I feel good and I’m ready to push for some good results in the last quarter of the season, starting this weekend in Aragon.”

And his Avintia Ducati-bound teammate Tito Rabat says that he too is positive that they can have a good weekend at his home race, after making a significant step forward in Silverstone and backing it up with good pace at Misano last time out.

“I head to Aragon motivated to put in a good performance in front of my home crowd. I like the track a lot and I think with the improvements we’ve made recently with the set up we will start free practice with a good base. We made a big step in Silverstone, confirmed the changes in Misano and now we need to make the next step this weekend in Aragon. Of course, this is very much dependant on the weather, which looks to be a bit unpredictable over the race weekend, but we will see.” 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer