Miller: We have reason to be optimistic

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Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller, who took a shock first MotoGP victory at the wet Dutch TT last time out, heads to this weekend's German GP at Sachsenring in a confident frame of mind after his recent success.

The 21-year-old became the 12th Australian to win a MotoGP race and the only rider to have won races in both Moto3 and the Premier Class. In 2011, he made his 125cc debut at Sachsenring and won the Moto3 race in 2014. 

Miller is also the first non-factory rider to have won a race since 2006. After his stunning win, the young Australian is aiming for a top-ten finish in Germany this weekend. 

"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,” Miller 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."