Marc VDS Racing Team rider Jack Miller says he can't wait to get back to action at this weekend’s MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
The 21-year-old Australian, who got his first MotoGP victory at June's wet race in Assen, has recovered from a pre-season motocross accident, where he broke his right leg, and told the official MotoGP site that this weekend's race will be the first event where he is 100% fit.
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In the MotoGP rider standings, after nine races, Miller sits in 13th place with 42 points, well behind Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez at the top on 170 points.
“After a relaxing summer break I’m raring to get started again in Austria and build on the performances of the three previous races," said Miller. "I ended the first half of the season really strongly, so it will be important to keep the momentum going.
After trying the track out in Austria, Miller said the tyre allocation from Michelin will be a factor in how they handle the race.
"It was nice to try the track out in Austria before this weekend at the recent test and I was able to put in a really strong race rhythm there. We need to wait to see what the tyre allocation is from Michelin but tyre life at the test was not an issue for me.
"It will be an interesting race because it is a horsepower track. That might help the red bike a little more than our package but like always I’m ready and motivated to give it a good go.
"This is the first race this year that I am going into with a lot of confidence and at 100% fitness with a good feeling on the bike, so I’m really keen to get going again,” he added.