MotoGP: Embarrassed Miller laughs off practice black flag

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An embarrassed Jack Miller has laughed off getting black flagged out of yesterday’s free practice one session for the Catalan Grand Prix, after the Marc VDS rider forgot about changes to the circuit layout and repeatedly used the old layout at the final corner and not the new design introduced for 2016.

The newly modified chicane turns in a handful of metres closer to the previous corner – but the Australian admitted that in the heat of the moment he forgot about the changes and reverted to the Formula One layout used last year.

“I was just in the zone, went out with slick tyres, and my main focus was just to try and work the temperature into the tyres! I was out yesterday afternoon with the boys to walk the track and we even stood and looked at the different lines through the new chicane – and then I had a complete mind block!"

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