Miller makes MotoGP history | Events
The start to the MotoGP World Championship continues for the CWM LCR Honda Team, with the second Grand Prix in seven days taking place in Argentina this weekend.
The team has travelled down from Texas far into the northwestern hinterland of the South American nation, for the series’ second visit to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
The Australian then took a small plane even further into the Argentinean back-country as part of the race’s promotional pre-event, where he rode his Open spec Honda RC213V-RS on the 6,000km2 Salinas Grandes salt desert. Located at 3,500m above sea-level the salt flats made a stunning backdrop for…
…Miller to become the first person to ever ride a race-ready MotoGP bike at such a location.
Once he made back to the paddock, Miller made it only too clear that he is aware of the task ahead of him this weekend – that of making further progress on board his bike, after having scored his first ever MotoGP points last time out in Austin.
Jack Miller #43
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go up that high into the mountains and discover a big salt-flat like that. It was pretty cool. We had some fun on board the CWM LCR Honda but it’s back to business time now this weekend in Rio Hondo.”
“I’m looking forward to getting out on track and I expect it will be a little bit slippery in the first couple of laps like last year. There have been a few car races and other events since last time so there should be some more rubber down and that makes me keen to get out on track.”
“In Texas I got a lot more comfortable on the bike and during the race got to sit with the big group and learn so much before picking up my first points. I look forward to taking what I learned from there and put it into practice here. The track suited the Honda of Marc Marquez who won here last year, so I hope it works here for me too.”