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Miller takes his first MotoGP Pole position

The gambler: Miller bets big in Argentina 

The Australian took pole and a fourth-place finish on only his second Ducati outing 

 

Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) can be forgiven for leaving the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina thinking what could have been. He vacates Termas sixth in the Championship standings after spectacularly dancing his way to pole on Saturday, then riding a near faultless race on Sunday to bring his Ducati home in fourth. 

Miller’s gamble to switch to slicks in qualifying – eventually – paid off. After almost high siding several times coming out of the exit in Turn 7, the Australian stunned everyone to snatch pole off Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) on his final lap. The likes of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Sunday’s race winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) went out on slicks, but chose to box immediately after – with Marquez saying it wasn’t worth the risk. But in Miller’s case, what was there to lose?

This is what the Ducati rider had to say after qualifying. “I remembered the race from Moto3™ a few years ago when it was wet and they were more or less all on slicks and they had really good grip, and I know with the wet tyres here, they over heat very quickly.” Miller continued, “So I went out on wets, did one lap time and it was a good lap, I was happy to have that in the bank let’s say, and then it was an all-in bet with the slicks, I knew that I had to change and go quite quickly to do as many laps as possible to build some temperature and understand where I can push and where I have to be calm. We were able to do this and we were lucky, so I’m very happy.” 

His educated gambling wouldn’t stop there though, as Miller and his team made the brave – and correct – call to start on slicks when the grid lined up for the start of the MotoGP™ race.

The decision was made that everyone, apart from Miller, would start from row six and beyond. When the lights went out, the Alma Pramac Racing rider took the holeshot, and led the race until Marquez carved his way to the front.

The decision was made that everyone, apart from Miller, would start from row six and beyond. When the lights went out, the Alma Pramac Racing rider took the holeshot, and led the race until Marquez carved his way to the front.

“The first lap on the slicks was a little bit dodgy, because my tyres were cooler but you know, I managed to keep calm and keep my composure, and yeah just tried to take off and make the best out of it.”

The seven-time Grand Prix winner then saw the number 93 pit in front of him, which made the Townsville-born rider question what was going on.

“Marc came through I tried to follow him as much as I could and I was hoping he was going to tow me away from the rest of the guys, and he did, but I was quite shocked when he pulled in because I didn’t realise what was going on,” Miller explained. “I honestly thought ‘has he seen rain or something’, ‘did he know something I didn’t know


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DUCATI DAYS

Enquire through your local Ducati dealer about Ducati Days, being held from the 17th to the 24th of February. Test ride, special offers on 2017 models along with Demonstrator and Ducati Approved Pre-Owned sale.


CONTINUING TO GROW THE SPORT OF MOTORCYCLING, H-D DEBUTS HARLEY-DAVIDSON SNOW HILL CLIMB AT 2018 X GAMES

In an X Games first, Harley-Davidson® Snow Hill Climb will make its debut at X Games Aspen as a medaled event alongside ski, snowboard and other action-sports competitions. The new medal sport will close out X Games Aspen 2018, which airs January 25-28 on ESPN and ABC.

In the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb, riders will race modified twin-cylinder motorcycles up the flat bottom of the SuperPipe course. In each heat, riders will line up side-by-side at the start line at the base of the SuperPipe for a head-to-head race. The first racer to ride the length of the SuperPipe and clear the finish line at the top will earn the “W.”

“For 115 years H-D riders from all walks of life have expressed their freedom from the seat of America’s favorite motorcycle, so it’s natural for us to continue to blaze trails – this time off the road and in the snow,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson director of marketing.  “We’ve raced the ice and climbed virtually every kind of hill, and the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb is another way for us to grow the sport of motorcycling. We know our riders, and X Games fans and athletes alike share a passion for adrenaline and speed.”

The gold-and-bronze-medal rounds of Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will air January 28 at 10:45 p.m. ET live on ESPN. Preliminary rounds and qualifying will  stream live at 10:15 p.m. ET exclusively on facebook.com/harley-davidson.

To learn more about Snow Hill Climb and see the bikes in action, check out Harley-Davidson's YouTube channel


POLARIS POSTS BIGGEST YEAR EVER IN AUSTRALIAN OFF- ROAD VEHICLE MARKET

Polaris bucked contracting overall market conditions and enjoyed record amounts of transference fromcompetitor ATV products to its range of 23 models with Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) in 2017to post the biggest year ever recorded by any brand in the history of the Australian off-road vehiclemarket.

Polaris recorded an industry record 6,583 retail sales in 2017 to post growth of nine percent in a marketwhich was down one percent to again be crowned Australia’s number one off-road vehicle brand,finishing a comprehensive 1,017 units and 4.5 market share points clear of its nearest rival, according todata released by industry data provider Potentiate. The US powersports giant closed out the year with29 percent market share, 2.6 market share points ahead of its record result in 2016.

The key growth vehicle for Polaris was undoubtedly its range of 23 models with ROPS, with Polarisgrowing sales of Ranger side x sides vehicles by 30 percent in 2017 to outpace even the record growth ofthe Australian side x side market (29.5 percent versus 2016) and post 43 percent share of the utility sidex side market. Also leading the charge for Polaris was the unique, single-seat, ROPS-equipped PolarisACE - its popularity reaching new heights with a staggering 52 percent sales growth versus 2016 andclearly outselling most competitor ATV models.

Polaris boasted five of the top 10 selling side x sides in 2017, with Ranger 1000 Diesel HD taking themantle as the number one selling side x side vehicle in Australia and Ranger 570 HD, Ranger 1000 andRanger 500 also featuring prominently.

And whilst the Australian agricultural ATV market experienced a significant 11 percent contraction in2017 as customers flocked to side x side and Polaris ACE models, Polaris still grew agricultural ATV salesby 21 percent – representing a positive swing of 32 per cent - on the back of the durability and versatilityof its impressive big bore ATV range, including the unique Polaris UTE and Australia’s biggest selling ATVmodel, the Sportsman 570.

“Polaris enjoyed 30 percent growth in a booming side x side market place in 2017, and at the same timebacked this up with 21 percent growth in a rapidly-shrinking ATV market – the only brand to growagricultural ATV sales,” said Alan Collins, Polaris Australia Country Manager.

“We have seen vast amounts of substitution over the past year as ATV customers have transferred enmasse to side x side and ACE products due to their capabilities and outstanding safety technology.Based on the fact that Polaris has simultaneously grown both its side x side and agricultural ATV sales,the majority of this transference has come from customers getting off competitor ATVs and onto aPolaris.”

2018 is also the 20-year anniversary of the Polaris Ranger and the company recently built its onemillionth Ranger vehicle.

“This pedigree certainly provides some context as to why we are the most trusted side x side brand inthe world,” Collins said.

“At the end of the day, we have an industry-leading range to meet evolving customer needs, headlinedby our 23 models with ROPS which becomes even more relevant when you consider the huge marketshift to side x side vehicles. People are voting with their wallets for the choice that Polaris offers.”

Polaris credits a combination of utility and safety technology as one of the key factors in the outstandinggrowth of its side x side business.

“Our Ranger line-up offers industry-leading features and capabilities which are relevant to Australianfarmers combined with safety technology such as certified ROPS, SpeedKey, seat belt interlock, sideneeds and 4-Wheel Descent Control. This is all supported by Polaris’ world-class engineering and know-how gained from two decades in the side x side business and back-up from a nationwide dealernetwork,” Collins said. 


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