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Miller leaves the ‘Island’ on a positive note after three successful days of testing | MOTOGP | SPORT

Jack Miller ended the last day of MotoGP testing at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in ninth place, after the young gun stopped the clock with a 1min29.358 around the 4.445km seaside circuit.

From the word get go on Wednesday, Miller, 22, said he felt really good on the Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda RC213V machine, which continued today on the last day of the test.

AMCN- You said you felt really good on Wednesday, did that continue through today?

“This morning was really good,” said Miller, who will start his thirty second MotoGP race at the opening round at the Losail International Circuit next month.    

“I felt comfortable on the bike and I managed to improve my times again, which I was really happy with.

Generally the feeling was good across all three days,” explained Miller, who just kept playing around with different settings and trying to make the front tyre last a little bit longer.

“We were definitely busy throughout the test with different items to test for the geometry and parts like that.”

Miller and his Belgium based team can go away from the Phillip Island test pretty positive, as Miller said he learnt a lot over these last three days.

“I just got more and more comfortable and really enjoyed it. It feels nice to go away from another test without a crash.”

So, has Miller came close to finding a base setting with the chassis? Answer is, pretty much.

The team were playing around with geometry a little bit with different ideas with different ways on how to get the Honda RC213V to do the same thing but maybe just a little bit nicer on the Michelin tyres.

“I think we have a pretty decent base setting. Even from the word go here we worked on what we had in Malaysia and also a little bit on what we had in Valencia last year.

So I’m pretty positive with how things are working.”

Miller also explained that the new different style engine is also working really well on his bike and he seems to enjoy it as it’s a lot smoother and a lot easier to ride.

The final preseason test for the MotoGP class takes place at the Losail International Circuit from 10-12 March.

Words & Images: Russell Colvin