As Jack Miller approached the microphone following his maiden MotoGP win at the Dutch Grand Prix held at the famous Assen circuit, no one knew what to expect. Miller is known to speak his mind, it’s one of the reasons he has become a popular with fans and riders alike. However, rather than a manic Miller excitedly blurting out quick-fire sentences, the 21-year-old from Townsville in Queensland struggled to put his feelings into words.
“I don’t often say this but I’m lost for words,” Miller said in an almost subdued manner.
“I feel incredibly emotional right now and it is hard to describe the sensation of winning for the first time in MotoGP. I felt confident and fast in the first part of the race but it was the right call to red flag it because the conditions were getting pretty dangerous.”
Miller revealed that what the restart the track surface was still slippery, however, he immediately felt comfortable. “I could see a few riders making mistakes but I just kept my focus and concentrated on being fast and consistent without taking any silly risks,” he said.
“Once I passed Marc I just tried to block out the fact that I was heading for my first win and keep a clear mind. Coming out of the final chicane and seeing the chequered flag was just an unbelievable feeling. My family and I have made a lot of sacrifices to make today happen and it feels amazing. I can’t thank Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS enough. They have given me incredible support and never stopped believing in me. It might take a while to sink in but I am going to enjoy tonight that’s for sure!”