Miller "pissed off" with Mandalika MotoGP take a look at crash - Motor Informed
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Miller “pissed off” with Mandalika MotoGP take a look at crash

The Australian was a low-key 15th on the timesheets at the end of Sunday in Indonesia having centered his efforts on race working.

His day was nearly compromised by a crash early into his first race simulation, nonetheless, when the stability of his Ducati GP22 was thrown off when he took onboard a full gas tank.

Indignant on the mistake, Miller was capable of return to his Ducati storage for his second bike and end his programme – which he admitted was “necessary to me”.

“Prepared, no – however when are we ever prepared?” he replied, when requested if he felt prepared for the Qatar season-opener on 6 March.

“I imply, the race is the race. It’s fully completely different. I really feel as prepared as we will be to go there.

“As you possibly can inform by my face, it was fairly scorching and an extended day.

“However, anyway, we obtained by what we wanted to right now. Sadly, I had a bit of crash on the primary of my lengthy runs, simply placing the total tank.

“More often than not the boys are simply filling the tank up, so to get the total tank you must take the gas tank out and as soon as we did that simply the stability of the bike was a bit of bit off.

“I used to be struggling the primary 4 or 5 laps and was struggling to hit my line.

“Finally I went onto the soiled a part of the monitor and went over.

“So, that pissed me off a bit of bit as a result of it was simply a kind of crashes that didn’t must occur.

“Fortuitously sufficient, I used to be capable of come again and get one other bike, regroup and return out once more.

“That was necessary to me, simply to get that race simulation beneath my belt.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Group

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Group-mate Francesco Bagnaia was fifth on the finish of the day having additionally labored on his race working.

The 2021 championship runner-up praised Ducati’s work in the course of the Indonesia take a look at as “unbelievable”.

“We’ve got ready the bike to race properly in Qatar,” he mentioned. “Our tempo and consistency was OK.

“We determined to do the race simulation with the medium tyre. That was not the best choice, however we had been very fixed by way of tempo.

“We’re working lots and nonetheless we have to work extra.

“However, with solely 5 days of testing, you must strive every part in much less laps than regular.

“Nevertheless it’s OK like this. Lastly, we discovered a compromise that I like, so I feel in Qatar we’ll begin properly.”

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