Australia's MotoGP star Jack Miller is ready to get the second half of the 2017 MotoGP season underway this weekend in Brno, after a long summer break spent mainly on two wheels.
Miller, who currently lies 12th in the championship standings with 41 points, split his time between two continents during the four-week break, travelling to Japan to test an EWC specification Honda at Suzuka before heading home to Australia.
The 22-year-old returned to Japan last weekend to contest the Suzuka 8-Hour race for the first time, riding alongside Takaaki Nakagami and Takumi Takahashi.
The trio battled for the race lead in the opening hours, but dropped back to eventually finish a creditable fourth following a crash for Nakagami.
Miller will be back on the more familiar Honda RC213V this afternoon at Brno, determined to start the second half of the season with a strong result, as he looks to reclaim a top ten position in the championship standings.
"It's been a busy four week break. After Sachsenring I flew straight to Japan for five days of testing for the Suzuka 8 Hour, then it was home to Australia for my brother's wedding before heading back to Japan for my first Endurance World Championship race,” Jack said. “So a lot of riding during the break but I'm fit and feeling good and now we're here in Brno ready to race MotoGP again. The goal is to get the second half of the season started in the same way we started the first half, with some top ten finishes and a good points haul."