Within the early levels of the delayed FP4 session on Saturday on the Sachsenring, Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro crashed on the ultimate nook and introduced out yellow flags.
Simply moments later, Miller crashed on the similar nook.
Fortunately no one was on the scene of the crash because the marshals concluded clearing the Espargaro incident, however Miller was positioned beneath investigation.
Normally this sort of infringement incurs a grid penalty, however on this event Miller has been handed a protracted lap penalty to be served in Sunday’s 30-lap German GP – wherein he’ll begin from sixth.
A press release from the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel learn: “On 18 June 2022 [at] 14:02 in the course of the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland FP4 session, you [Miller] have been discovered to have crashed whereas not respecting the yellow flag that was displayed as a result of a crash at Flip 13.
“This contravenes the particular directions given to MotoGP rivals and groups, disputing the session, and is taken into account irresponsible driving inflicting hazard to different rivals.
“It’s subsequently an infringement of Article 1.21.2 of the FIM World Championship Grand Prix Laws.
“For the above causes, the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel has imposed a protracted lap penalty for the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP race.”
Jack Miller, Ducati Crew
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Earlier than he went to see the stewards, Miller stated he’d advised himself approaching the yellow flag to not crash and hoped to plead his case that the info would present he wasn’t pushing when the incident occurred.
“I noticed the yellow flags, I actually stated to myself in my helmet ‘don’t crash’,” Miller stated.
“And the following factor I do know I used to be on the bottom. I understood after all there was no one within the gravel, however nonetheless it was beneath yellow, I actually stated to myself don’t crash.
“After all, I perceive. I crashed beneath yellows, however I’m going to go and plead my case and say ‘look, I wasn’t making an attempt to enhance, you may inform by the sectors from the info’.
“I’ll take some information and what will likely be will likely be.”