Summer break gives Miller mixed feelings

Jack Miller is undecided whether MotoGP’s summer break will have a positive effect on his season.

MotoGP’s newest winner has recorded his three best race results in the last three grand prixs after overcoming injury problems throughout the season.

Miller hasn’t missed a race this campaign despite breaking his leg in a training crash in January before re-injuring his leg in a practice crash in April.

The break will provide the Marc VDS rider with time for his leg to recover but could halt his building momentum.

“It would be good to keep going, to keep the ball rolling, we’re on a bit of a confidence roll, but it’s also nice to have another little break,” he said.

“It’s a little bit of a shame after Assen that we had that gap – so it’s like three summer breaks almost [between the Barcelona, Assen, Sachsenring and Red Bull Ring races], which is a little bit s**t.

“But I’m looking forward to having a little break, but also getting right into the training and that, keep the ball going, and come back to Austria even stronger and then hit the second half of the season hard.

“I look forward to coming back, coming to more and more tracks that I really like.”

2015 was a tough rookie campaign for Miller after stepping up from Moto3 and he is now concentrating on top 10 finishes for the remainder of his second MotoGP season.

“Top 10s, we need to be doing that every race, that’s what we need,” he said.

“It’s easy to say but of course at this level it’s hard to do.

“We are just getting more and more confident, and the last three races no crashes it’s been really nice, and really good for my confidence as well.”