Jack Miller qualifies 14th for Sepang MotoGP
A traditional mid-afternoon tropical downpour made track conditions treacherous for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Jack Miller today at Sepang.
The 5.5km Sepang International Circuit remained wet for the first qualifying session even though the rain had stopped, with Miller setting the 14th fastest time on his final flying lap.
Earlier the monsoon conditions had forced race officials to delay the FP4 and qualifying sessions.
Rain master Miller was impressively sixth on the timesheets in FP4 in full wet conditions with expectations he could progress through to the top 12 shootout in Q1.
However Miller was handicapped by a less than ideal set-up on his Honda RC213V and was disappointed to miss moving into Q2 by just 0.023s.
The Australian will start from the fifth row in tomorrow’s 20-lap race, round 17 of the MotoGP World Championship.
Jack Miller: 14th – 2’12.907
“It was a little disappointing, I pushed really hard but I struggled with the bike. We tried adjusting the set-up and the big problem is traction control coming onto the fast straights here, it was cutting the power too much. But I’m looking forward to the race and hopefully we can sort out the settings for both the dry and the wet and be ready for whatever the weather throws at us tomorrow.”