MIRACULOUS MILLER WALKS AWAY FROM 180MPH CRASH
Jack Miller miraculously walked away largely uninjured from a Le Mans horror crash during a Saturday’s FP4 practice session that saw him catapulted into a wall after losing control of his bike at the 180mph turn one.
The Honda Marc VDS rider lost the front, but it gripped again and shot him off the track at a frightening speed. He ploughed into the circuit barriers and then cartwheeled back through the gravel trap. The Australian was lucky to bounce clear of his Honda RCV as it disintegrated. However, with typical Miller coolness, he downplayed the accident afterwards, even managing to jump onto his spare bike only minutes later in qualifying and lap the French circuit even faster!
“It was a nasty crash and I’m lucky to walk away with just some bruises. I had some locking on the front through turn one which sent me towards the wall and when I saw I wasn’t going to stop in time I let go before I hit the wall. I was happy to get back on the bike for qualifying despite not feeling 100% after the crash!”
And, despite struggling through Sunday’s race with a badly bruised wrist, Miller continued the impressive run of consistent form that he’s shown in 2017, taking eighth in the race and consolidating a top 10 spot in the championship.
“For the last six laps of the race my hand was like a big numb piece of s**t, just pins and needles. I was braking using three or four fingers and I normally only brake with one. Picking the bike up for changes of direction was a disaster but I ended up with a good result and got some good points.”
‘For the last six laps my hand was a numb piece of s**t’ JACK MILLER
Miller heads towards the Le Mans barriers at high speed The crash happened at the fast turn one Miller flies through the air after impact