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Doohan: It could be Miller time at Phillip Island

'The way the weather has been in Victoria over the past few weeks and with the Grand Prix not too far away, it could actually open it up to being a Miller event' - Mick Doohan.
Five-time world champion Mick Doohan says fellow countryman Jack Miller could be handed a dream chance to win on home soil at Phillip Island this month if the weather plays into his hands.

Marc VDS Honda rider Miller dominated in the wet to seal his maiden MotoGP victory at the Dutch TT at Assen and with the spectacular Phillip Island circuit notorious for its changeable conditions, GP legend Doohan isn't ruling out the possibility of a home win on October 23.

Miller has been ruled out of the last four races in Austria, the Czech Republic, San Marino and at Aragon through injury but is due to make his comeback at the first of three flyaway rounds at Motegi in Japan next weekend.

Doohan, speaking on the Australian Grand Prix Corporation's official podcast 'Keeping Track', said: “The way the weather has been in Victoria over the past few weeks and with the Grand Prix not too far away, it could actually open it up to being a Miller event.

“I'm sure he's going to dig deep and try to give his best performance here in Australia at the Island. The Phillip Island circuit's layout might actually fall into his hands, and might actually show that he's capable of running in the dry with these guys. Eight [different] winners so far this year, you never know what's going to happen.”



Miller recently told the same podcast he is doing all he can to be in the best shape possible for his home race at Phillip Island.

“We decided to sit out [at Aragon] to try to be as ready as possible by the time I get to Phillip Island for my home race. It's one of my favourite tracks and somewhere I believe we can be really good at.”




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MikoGP

October 06, 2016 4:02 PM

ElbowDown93: Miller is a talent.No doubt about that.He'll be up at the top given the right team. Personally i think he is better than Marquez.
Uh, at such a young age, 93 is already considered as possibly one of the greatest of all time. Miller is better? Sorry, what can you back that up with?

madh4tt3r

October 06, 2016 4:43 PM

Emilio Alzamora messed with Rins chance to win Moto3 title for Alex Marquez to win it. - I dont dispute this at all but that has nothing to do with Miller. As for Miller, he crashed in Mugello stupidly, Aragon he messed up by trying to force himself around the outside of Marquez on a wet track his own fault not Dorna's. Agree he should have been champ but he made some silly mistakes himself. Japan he was silly on the last lap aswell. many things he could have done better to secure those 2 extra points but Aragon is the moment that sticks out to me. And Marquez couldn't beat him in Assen .. We all know why this is, whether you are joking or not but Marquez wasnt going to race a guy for a win when he can settle for second, no reason to push over the limit in a wet race when your nearest rival is already on the ground. Exactly the reason MM is gonna be champ this year.



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