News 25 Oct 2019
Miller ‘a chance’ of challenging for podium at home grand prix
Home favourite confident leading into Phillip Island.
Australian fan-favourite Jack Miller is confident he’s a chance of challenging up front in his home grand prix this weekend at Phillip Island.
Less than ideal weather is predicted across the weekend, however the Pramac Racing ace will take each day as it comes, acknowledging the local conditions can often suddenly differ from what is forecasted.
“It’s a place I love to ride at first of all, like everyone else,” said Miller at the pre-event press conference. “I think it’s one of the best circuits on the calendar and fortunately for me, it’s my home grand prix. I’m looking forward to getting out there.
“Like the boys said, the weather isn’t going to be ideal, but for me here at Phillip Island there’s no point looking at the forecast. If the wind changes, we’ll have either beautiful sunshine or freezing cold. So, we’ll wait until the morning and make a plan from there.
“Feeling really good, it was a shame about the race in Japan, but we had good pace there. Looking forward to my weekend at home, I’m normally pretty strong and with the form we’ve had this year I think I’ve got a chance of taking it to these guys!”
Miller will endeavour to keep his top Independent Rider honours alive this weekend, as Fabio Quartararo (Petronas SRT Yamaha) looks to secure the accolade.