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Jack Miller Happy After Opening Day Of Testing in Qatar

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The final official MotoGP test of the 2015 pre-season got under way at Losail in Qatar today, with the CWM LCR Honda Team looking to fine-tune their motorcycles before the season proper begins in under two weeks time at the same track in the Gulf state.

The opening race in Qatar takes place under floodlights, and although the track was open from 4pm in the afternoon, it wasn‰Ûªt until the sun had dropped behind the horizon that the hard work could begin in earnest.

For Jack Miller it was the first time at the desert track on board a MotoGP machine, but the circuit holds happy memories for the Aussie after having taken his very first Grand Prix victory there on his Moto3 bike last year.

That seemed to boost the Australian‰Ûªs confidence and he was clearly much happier at the venue than at the previous test in Malaysia, as he set about continuing his adaptation to the Honda RC213V-RS he will campaign in the premier class of MotoGP this year.

He ended the evening with the 19th best lap of the day, but crucially he was less than two seconds behind the fastest rider on the evening, Andrea Iannone ‰ÛÒ the closest he has been during pre-season tests so far.

Miller admitted he wasn‰Ûªt getting too carried away with his progress however, and recognised that the team have another two days of testing at Qatar before the first practice session of the MotoGP World Championship takes place on Thursday March 26th.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm really happy with how the test went today, because we‰Ûªre not so far away from where we want to be now, We‰Ûªre inside the two-second barrier, just 1.9 to the front today, but we can‰Ûªt celebrate yet because this is just testing and we still have a lot of work to do so I can be more comfortable with the bike.‰Û

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