Jack Miller Top Open rider at Phillip Island MotoGP
LCR Honda rider Jack Miller capped a fine weekend by finishing in 15th place at the Australian Grand Prix and came home as the top Open class rider across the line in the MotoGP race.
Competing at his home circuit of Phillip Island, the Australian started from the fifth row of the grid and again demonstrated his undoubted potential in the premier category as he lapped with the satellite bikes for much of Sunday’s race.
Ultimately he had to settle for 15th spot, but he still took the chequered flag over eight seconds clear of Hector Barbera to ensure he emerged as the leading Open rider in emphatic style.
Jack Miller #43 (15th – 41m 14.041s) – “I’m really happy with today’s result, to be back as the top Open rider is great. We worked so hard this weekend, I believe it’s one of our best weekend performances so far. We pushed so hard and did a lot of work on the bike and I think we found something important, although we’ll have to wait until Malaysia to find out for sure.
“I’m really looking forward to going there now, it’s a track we’ve done a lot of testing at so it’ll be great to see our lap times there compared to what they were at the start of the season.”
Jack Miller is currently the leading Open category Honda rider in MotoGP ahead of Nicky Hayden and Eugene Laverty. Hector Barbera (Ducati) leads the open category with 30-points ahead of Loriz Baz (Yamaha) on 28-points, Miller is currently third on 17-points.