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MotoGP Americas: Jack Miller: Leg is pretty painful

“It's a big shame because this is one of my favourite tracks” – Jack Miller.
Jack Miller's Austin MotoGP weekend got off to a painful start when the Marc VDS Honda rider suffered a big highside in morning practice.

Fortunately the young Australian didn't re-damage the right leg he fractured in winter training and was at least able to ride again in the afternoon, completing 11laps of arguably the most physical track on the 18-round championship.

Miller was rewarded with an improvement in lap time by over a second, although he was still left 20th on the combined timesheets, ahead of only rookie team-mate Tito Rabat.

“It was a real shame to start the weekend off with a big crash like I had this morning,” Miller said. “I had a good feeling on the first exit and then put in a new tyre on my second bike and I just didn't generate enough heat in the rear before I started to push.

“I ended up crashing and it is a big shame because this is one of my favourite tracks and I'd already shown I've got some speed here. My right leg is pretty painful and I'll work closely with the Clinica Mobile staff to help make me as comfortable as I can be to try again tomorrow and push hard for qualifying.”

Team Principal Michael Bartholemy added: “After a very long journey to Texas we were hoping that today would have a better outcome. Jack had a very big crash this morning and it is clear he is struggling with some pain in his right foot and leg.

“He can only make a few laps and it is not easy for him on a track that is so tough on the body with the changes of direction and hard braking points.”

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April 09, 2016 11:03 AM

I get that he is learning, and when he gets it right he is clearly quick, but no one learns anything sitting on their a*** in the gravel, something he is doing far too much at the moment


April 09, 2016 7:25 AM

SatuFan: Be truthful folks, are we all that surprise? This kid crashes almost every race weekend. Potential at motogp? Seriously guys? Either you got it or you don't. In motogp you kind a know who has it and who doesn't..clearly JM is not motogp material and have learnt some more at moto2 before stepping up. For those who will disagree, let's see if your opinion stays the same after each race this year.
Jack has the talent to do MotoGP but should have done Moto2 first I just hope he does not hurt himself before he realises he is out of his depth in the big class. Jack is over riding trying to match the best riders in the world who have all more big bike experience than him and its only going to end one way crashes every weekend.

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