This weekend Jack Miller is back at the scene of his brilliant and infamous 2016 victory at the Assen TT.

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Jack Miller – Assen 2016 – Image by AJRN

And of course it is that ‘Shoey’ on the podium that kicked off a bit of a craze that countryman Daniel Ricciardo also took to partaking in on an F1 podium shortly thereafter.

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Jack Miller – Assen 2016 – Image by AJRN

“Every time we get to about a week away, all I get tagged in on Instagram is me drinking out of my boot so it’s pretty good. It’s a track I’ve had success at in the past and I’ve always been pretty quick here, so I like it a lot. Last year was an awesome race, we were just hanging off the back of the group, couldn’t quite bridge the gap, but I got to watch it all unfold. I had front row tickets so hopefully this year we can be involved in it and rub some paint.”

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Jack Miller won at Assen in 2016 – Image by AJRN

And on season 2019 thus far for the 24-year-old…

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Jack Miller was in the mix at Mugello

“The finishing rate this year has been top five or zero so we’ll try make it a top five this weekend rather than a zero. Barcelona was a not a bad weekend, a track normally I don’t like too much. The Ducati goes well there but for some reason I never go that well there so to pull off a top five I was happy. It was an awesome battle through the whole race with Danilo, Alex and Fabio. I just ran out of grip at the end even though I was on the medium, I just couldn’t hang in the last five laps. But it was a lot of fun, a lot of bumping and barging and I’m assuming it’ll be like that again this weekend!”

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Jack Miller & Valentino Rossi at Le Mans

MotoGP Standings

1Marc MarquezHonda140
2Andrea DoviziosoDucati103
3Alex RinsSuzuki101
4Danilo PetrucciDucati98
5Valentino RossiYamaha72
6Jack MillerDucati53
7Fabio QuartararoYamaha51
8Takaaki NakagamiHonda48
9Pol EspargaroKTM47
10Cal CrutchlowHonda42
11Maverick ViñalesYamaha40
12Franco MorbidelliYamaha34
13Aleix EspargaroAprilia27
14Joan MirSuzuki22
15Jorge LorenzoHonda19
16Johann ZarcoKTM16
17Miguel OliveiraKTM12
18Andrea IannoneAprilia12
19Michele PirroDucati9
20Francesco BagnaiaDucati9
21Tito RabatDucati9
22Stefan BradlHonda6
23Sylvain GuintoliSuzuki3
24Karel AbrahamDucati2
25Hafizh SyahrinKTM2
26Bradley SmithAprilia0
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