MotoGP 2017 – Round Ten – Brno
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Jack Miller ready to bang at Brno

Jack Miller is ready to get the second half of the 2017 MotoGP season underway this weekend in Brno, after a long summer break spent mainly on two wheels.

Miller, who currently lies 12th in the championship standings with 41 points, split his time between two continents during the four-week break, travelling to Japan to test an EWC specification Honda at Suzuka before heading home to Australia.

Jack Miller - Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 - Image by David Reygondeau
Jack Miller – Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 – Image by David Reygondeau

The 22-year-old returned to Japan last weekend to contest the Suzuka 8-Hour race for the first time, riding alongside Takaaki Nakagami and Takumi Takahashi. The trio battled for the race lead in the opening hours, but dropped back to eventually finish a creditable fourth following a crash for Nakagami.

Jack Miller and MuSashi Harc-Pro Honda Team looked team looked ready to fight for the win against Yamaha but an early fall for his Japanese teammate put the team back to fourth
Jack Miller and MuSashi Harc-Pro Honda Team looked team looked ready to fight for the win against Yamaha but an early fall for his Japanese teammate put the team back to fourth

Miller will be back on the more familiar Honda RC213V this weekend at Brno, determined to start the second half of the season with a strong result, as he looks to reclaim a top ten position in the championship standings.

Jack Miller

“It’s been a busy four week break. After Sachsenring I flew straight to Japan for five days of testing for the Suzuka 8 Hour, then it was home to Australia for my brother’s wedding before heading back to Japan for my first Endurance World Championship race. So a lot of riding during the break but I’m fit and feeling good and now we’re here in Brno ready to race MotoGP again. The goal is to get the second half of the season started in the same way we started the first half, with some top ten finishes and a good points haul.”

Jack Miller - Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 - Image by David Reygondeau
Jack Miller – Suzuka 8 Hours 2017 – Image by David Reygondeau
MotoGP World Championship Classification
  1. Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 129
  2. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPA 124
  3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 123
  4. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 119
  5. Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 103
  6. Johann ZARCO Yamaha FRA 84
  7. Jonas FOLGER Yamaha GER 71
  8. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 66
  9. Jorge LORENZO Ducati SPA 65
  10. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 64
  11. Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati SPA 44
  12. Jack MILLER Honda AUS 41
  13. Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 33
  14. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia SPA 32
  15. Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 31
  16. Andrea IANNONE Suzuki ITA 28
  17. Tito RABAT Honda SPA 23
  18. Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 21
  19. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati CZE 20
  20. Pol ESPARGARO KTM SPA 14
  21. Bradley SMITH KTM GBR 8
  22. Alex RINS Suzuki SPA 7
  23. Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 7
  24. Sam LOWES Aprilia GBR 2
  25. Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki FRA 1