Jack Miller will not have time to dwell on a disappointing German MotoGP as he heads straight to Japan to start out preparations for his Suzuka eight Hours debut.
Official testing for the legendary endurance race takes place on July 5-6 after which 11-13, with the occasion itself happening on the weekend of 29-30.
After ending 15th on the Sachsenring, the Marc VDS Honda rider mentioned: “The tyre did not really feel right. Primarily on the left hand aspect, from 5 or 6 laps, from Flip 5, 6, 7, all the best way up the hill even on partial throttle or shut off, the rear simply stored on coming spherical on me.
“I used to be simply attempting to maintain the bike form of impartial and calm the entire approach by way of there. I used to be actually quick within the again sector and the underside of the hill. Nevertheless it’s an actual disgrace, a possibility misplaced as we speak, we had a very sturdy risk. However anyway, it’s what it’s, we did our greatest and stayed on the bike, which was a optimistic factor.
“Now I am trying ahead to coming again at Czecho, but in addition trying ahead to going to do Suzuka. That is going to be an superior expertise for me. I am eager to get on the bike on Wednesday, it is going to be a number of enjoyable.”
When it was prompt the eight Hours will probably be sizzling, sweaty and tiring, Miller quipped: “Precisely, identical to Townsville, North Queensland! No, it ought to be alright, I am actually trying ahead to it, what higher approach to hit the second half of the season than with loads of bike time and actually testing circumstances? Good for a little bit of mid-season coaching, it is going to be nice.”
Winner within the moist at Assen a yr in the past, the younger Australian heads into the mid-season break holding twelfth on this planet championship with a greatest race end of sixth, once more on the Dutch spherical.
“I might have favored to have been inside the highest ten within the standings, however we have had a few little errors right here and there that price us,” Miller mentioned. “Anyway, 41 factors, that is an honest innings for me, we have proven we have actually improved this yr, and I am trying ahead to creating one other, as an example 60 factors, in the remainder of the season, that’d be good.”
Miller is but to signal for 2018, together with his three-year HRC contract expiring on the finish of this season. “Nothing concrete but, however who is aware of what might occur within the subsequent week or so?” he mentioned.