CWM LCR Honda team owner Lucio Cecchinello has said that for the preparation to fight with the big boys of Moto GP in 2015, Jack Miller has done a physical test in the C.A.R (Centro de Alto Rendimiento / High Performance Centre) in Barcelona, where he was subjected to various physical exercises. His results were interesting. He is in better shape than he thought he was. He is doing motocross three or four times a week, which has helped a lot to develop his muscles, his strength and, above all, the strength of his arms. It is very important to be able to prevent cramps, which tend to be one of the first symptoms young riders suffer when they first step up to the premier class.
Miller will continue to work specifically on his neck muscles and triceps, which are particularly important for riding a Moto GP bike. For the moment everything is under control and we are sure that he will arrive at the first race in perfect shape. Jack particularly likes the power, the top speed and the smoother, more controlled power delivery of the RCV213V-RS. This bike is the ‘continuation’ of the 2014 factory machine, but with the chassis having been adapted to accommodate the higher capacity fuel tank (as per the Open regulations) and with the spec Magneti Marelli ECU software.
The staff working on Miller’s side of the garage will be headed up by Cristian Gabarrini; it was us who introduced him to the World Championship, when he worked alongside Casey Stoner in the 125 class in 2003. Since then he has been to Ducati and then back to Honda, always working alongside Stoner. The other technicians working with Miller are all part of HRC and all first class guys.
It is to be noted that Jack has a contract with HRC for the next three years and LCR hope to be working with Jack in 2016 and 2017 as well. On discussing about the Sepang test, The LCR Team owner further said, "The objective of this test is to gain confidence with what will be Jack’s race bike for the season ahead. It is especially important for him to understand how the bike reacts with the different regulations. We have elected to begin these tests without too many electronic aids in place. We want him to understand that the electronics will be a help which he is going to receive in the future, but only once he has first fought to the extreme with the bike itself. Once he has adapted his style and body to the bike and finds the natural limit with it, we will then give him more electronics in small doses. But first he needs to understand how the bike behaves and get to grips with taming the beast!