After holding the Moto3 World Championship lead for the first 13 rounds, Jack Miller must now go on the attack to regain the title initiative over the final four races.

Having faced an increasingly tough task to contain Honda riders Alex Marquez and Alex Rins, Miller finally lost the points lead after falling following contact with Marquez at Aragon. Race Direction declared the collision a racing incident.

All of which means that Marquez (two wins) leads Miller (four wins) by eleven points, with Rins (two wins) just seven points behind the Australian.

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"We've moved on and we have already focused on these three consecutive races that are so important. They are also circuits that I like - my favourites," said the Red Bull KTM star, who will move straight to MotoGP with Honda next year.

"Motegi is probably my least preferred out of them all, but I'm confident. Last year I was fifth in the qualifying session and sixth in the race, so I think we can go well.

"We will continue with the same strategy as at the last grand prix, because at Aragon we had a great weekend and did a great job - probably one of the best of the year. It was just a pity how it ended, but now I am only thinking about this Sunday."

Motegi will be followed in successive weekends by Miller's home event at Phillip Island and then the Malaysian round at Sepang. But few would be surprised if - just like last year's three-way title shootout - the 2014 Moto3 crown is decided at November's Valencia finale.