Aussie Jack Miller has produced a career best qualifying performance at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Victoria’s Phillip Island, qualifying on the second row of the grid in fifth position for tomorrows MotoGP race.
Miller held down a front row start, with the third fastest lap, until well after the chequered flag had been displayed to end the Q1 session. However, the Espargaro brothers – Pol (Tech 3 Yamaha) and Aleix (Suzuki) were still out on track completing flying laps. Both leapfrogged Miller, pushing the Aussie to the second row.
Fellow Aussie MotoGP racer Mike Jones, riding for the Avantia Ducati team, put in another impressive performance to claim the 19th fastest time ahead of his much more experienced teammate Loris Baz.
Honda’s Marc Marques was in a class of his own, switching to a dry tyre before any other rider, to post a pole position time of 1m30.189s. Fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow (1m30.981s) and Yamaha Tech3 rider Pol Espargaro will line up alongside Maquez on the front row for tomorrow’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.