Jack Miller, the young Aussie will gather a large amount of press time and words in 2015. This young lad has proven his gritty resilience and impeccable racing talent throughout 2014 Moto 3 championship that went to the wire till Valencia. He was unfortunate to have missed winning the title by a whisker of a margin, but no one out there has any doubt in his ability to go straight to Moto GP and make a mark for himself.
Being a rookie to the premier class he is allowed extra private testing to get used to the Moto GP beast he is supposed to race in 2015. Just yesterday we told you how the CWM LCR team is going to let Miller understand the bike first and then introduce the electronic aids bit by bit to let him have proper control on his RCV213V-RS.
Yesterday, the Australian, was able to put in 39 laps of the track on his new Honda RC213V-RS until light rain at 4pm brought a halt to any further progress. On his second day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Jack Miller upped his pace by nearly two seconds as he continued his apprenticeship on board the CWM LCR Honda RC213V-RS.
Track conditions were much improved from the first day of testing, and the Australian was able to consistently make progress as he and his team work to adapt the new bike to his requirements.
Dark clouds hung over the circuit for the majority of the day, but before they dropped their payload at 4pm in the afternoon as per usual, Miller was able to complete a best lap of 2’03.1, compared to a 2’04.9 on day one. CWM LCR Honda’s final test of the year concludes tomorrow at Sepang, with the 19 year-old hoping to get in a couple of long runs to test out his fitness over a race distance.
Jack Miller #43 (2’03.1, 48 laps)
“Today I’m particularly happy with the progress we have made on the bike, I certainly seem to have found a bit of the confidence we have been lacking. We were quicker on every single exit from the pits so that makes us all happier. We got to try another tyre on the rear, and this also worked quite well. Tomorrow we will aim to make a couple of longer runs to see how my physical condition is over several laps, and hopefully the weather will hold out a bit longer then.“