Miller confident he can be competitive in Germany


Jack Miller says he is confident of another positive result in Germany off the back of his shock victory at the Dutch TT a fortnight ago. 

The 21-year-old Australian rode best in the wet conditions in Assen, holding off MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez for his first premier class win. 

Miller concedes back-to-back triumphs is a long shot, but hopes he can put in another decent ride on his Marc VDS Honda. 

"Assen was like a dream come true for me but we now we have to focus on being as competitive as possible this weekend in Germany," he said.

"It is not going to be an easy weekend but it is a track I like and I've had some success on in the past. 

"The encouraging thing for us as well is the Honda seems to work well at this track, so we have good reason to be optimistic.

"I've definitely got a little bit of extra confidence after the win in Assen and I'm sure we can be strong again."

Miller was also able to return to motocross training during the two-week break between races for the first time since breaking his right leg in an accident back in January.

"We've made a lot of progress over the last four races, and with my leg getting better day-by-day, it has made a difficult job a little bit easier for me," Miller added.

"Since Assen I've been able to get back on a motocross bike for the first time since I injured my leg in January and it felt good.

"The strength is not an issue but I still need to get a bit more motion back. That lack of movement is because I've still got a fair amount of metalwork in my leg but I was happy with how it went. 

"Now I'll continue working hard with my crew like always so hopefully we can experience a feeling like Assen again soon."