Jack Miller has admitted that despite a sell-out crowd for his home race this weekend at Phillip Island, he’s not feeling the pressure thanks to the unique spirit of the Australian fans!
Largely responsible for the incredible popularity of this year’s race thanks to a stunning victory in the wet earlier this year at Assen, the local says he’s sure that the fans will enjoy themselves regardless of his performance.
“I’m pretty good with the pressure – I feel quite calm. The fans are just a bunch of drunken Aussies – they’ll have a good weekend regardless of whether I’m doing good or not! There’s going to be some great racing on track, and they’ll enjoy the weekend with or without me. It’s good to see the support coming back though, and it makes me very proud.”
But despite that, he says that he’s looking forward to a chance to bounce back strongly from a bad weekend last time out in Motegi, after crashing out of a top twelve result.
“I am really looking forward to going home and riding in front of my home crowd at Phillip Island. It will feel extra special this year going back as a MotoGP winner and I want to bounce back from what was a pretty difficult weekend in Japan. I love Phillip Island and hopefully we can find something in the bike that gives me a bit more confidence to push at the limit.
“I was fast there last season on the Open class bike and I go there determined to turn around what has been a pretty rough period in the season for me.”
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