The four-time MotoGP race winner delighted the followers with a podium in final yr’s occasion and returns with an expanded ‘Thriller Motorsport’ line-up of fine associates Marcel Schrotter (Yamaha) and Josh Hook (Honda).
“It is superior to be again right here and to do it with the three bikes is wonderful,” Miller stated on Thursday.
“I can not even start to thank all of the folks – with posting stuff from Europe and shit getting misplaced, then fairings getting painted and flown in with one of many boys on Monday.
“It’s been a nightmare however we managed to place the whole lot collectively, ship it down from Townsville and we’re right here to have a crack.
“Not one of the bikes have been examined… so fingers crossed they go alright on monitor.”
Miller, using a Panigale V4 on Michelins and commonplace electronics, certified second on the grid final season.
He was then taken out in race one earlier than finishing the podium behind fellow Ducati rider Wayne Maxwell (Pirelli) and BMW’s Glenn Allerton in race two.
“Yeah for positive,” replied Miller, when requested if podiums had been the objective this weekend.
“We’ve received much more expertise than final yr when it was all model new.
“I do know the monitor, okay the bike is model new, nevertheless it’s similar to what I rode final yr. So I believe we have an excellent likelihood.
“Altering the tyres [to Pirelli], we do not actually know what to anticipate, however I rode them as soon as at World Ducati Week and was fairly proud of them.
“It’s going to be attention-grabbing. I believe we are able to do an excellent job.
“It is a type of weekends the place I get to get my arms soiled and truly contact the bike a little bit bit and I haven’t got to take a seat in my nook.
“It is type of good to only get again to the fundamentals once more, however in fact with the aggressive edge as effectively.”
Final yr’s ASBK finale noticed a number of restarts as a result of crimson flags, one among which was brought on by Hook.
Requested if there will likely be any Thriller Motorsport group orders this weekend, Miller joked:
“The group order is: Hooky, don’t T-bone anyone as a result of I’ve received to pay for the motorcycle, cheers!”
After 5 seasons at Ducati, Miller is switching to Pink Bull KTM in MotoGP subsequent season.
The 27-year-old was given permission to make his RC16 debut on the Valencia check however stays underneath contract to Ducati till January 1.