After overnight rain in Valencia left the track surface damp as the final day of testing got underway leaving the CWM LCR Honda riders to wait for it to dry completely before they could leave the pits for the final day of three days testing at the Spanish circuit.
Tuesday‰Ûªs heavy downpours had thwarted Jack Miller‰Ûªs opportunity to get to grips with his new Open category Honda RC213V-RS, but once the track had dried today, the Queenslander put in 61 laps, with a best time of 1‰Ûª33.746.
Having moved from a bike with less than a quarter of the power of his new MotoGP machine, this test was always about the Australian familiarising himself with the package he will race in 2015.
Both he and the CWM LCR Honda Team were extremely happy with his quick adaptation and they will get another chance to improve that rapport when he joins other MotoGP rookies for an extra test in Malaysia at the end of this month.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been an impressive three-day test, and it‰Ûªs a shame we only got to ride two due to the weather." Miller commented. "Nonetheless I‰Ûªm really happy with the progress we‰Ûªve made with the bike over these days, everything has been new like the weight and the power, but it‰Ûªs been a great experience.
"I‰Ûªve improved every single time I‰Ûªve exited the pits, and I can‰Ûªt wait to get more bike time in Malaysia at the end of the month. As we get more experience we will be able to work a lot more on improving the electronics and the set-up to get a better feeling with the bike.
"In terms of lap times, we‰Ûªre not too far away if you consider that I‰Ûªve only just come from Moto3 and I feel happy with the progress and look forward to improving even more as we ride it more. We‰Ûªre not focusing on the times just now though - the main goal is just to get more and more comfortable.
"Between now and Malaysia I‰Ûªve got a busy training schedule planned. My fitness actually felt good during the test, but I still think I need to get some more strength in the chest area to cope with the new machine.
"Much of this will come with riding though, and you can only get that strength in those areas by riding a MotoGP bike, so I‰Ûªm excited to get back to work in Sepang in a couple of weeks.‰Û