May 7, 2017 / 4:43 PM / 3 years ago

Motorcycling: Australian Miller fined 1,000 euros for angry shove

File Photo: Honda MotoGP rider Jack Miller of Australia rides during a free practice session at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit ahead of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, north of Tokyo, Japan, October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

JEREZ, Spain (Reuters) - Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller was fined 1,000 euros (846.922 pounds) on Sunday after angrily shoving Spaniard Alvaro Bautista in the back after both crashed out of the Spanish Grand Prix, the sport’s governing FIM said in a statement.

The Marc VDS Honda rider, a winner in the Netherlands last year, collided with Bautista on lap six at Jerez. The Australian also kicked the Spaniard’s bike in frustration after picking himself up in the gravel.

“He (Bautista) came in hot... I was already halfway into the corner and then he lost the front and just cleaned me out,” Miller told

“And then I pushed him, it’s not the right thing to do. It was just built-up frustration. It happened three times already that I got completely pushed off the end of the track with somebody else when my braking marker was correct.”

The fine was imposed on Miller by race stewards on behalf of the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme).

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris

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