The Australian led from pole on the opening lap however had his win hopes dashed when he crashed at Flip four.
Miller re-joined the race to complete 18th with one facet of his aerodynamic fairing damaged and his rear brake not working.
Whereas he considers Sunday’s race was probably a missed alternative for him, he’s reticent to say he would have positively gained given how briskly eventual winner Bagnaia and Bastianini have been using.
“I imply, don’t get me mistaken, I don’t need to say I used to be going to win or something like that,” Miller stated.
“These two guys there on the entrance… I got here in and noticed the lap time on the final lap, and principally shit my pants to be trustworthy as a result of that was spectacular: 1m31.9s, 1m31.8s on the final lap of the 27 laps on the tyres.
“It’s the identical as my pole lap. These guys have been pushing.
“Seems just like the tempo was extraordinarily quick and people guys have been using extraordinarily effectively.
“So, whether or not or not it was a missed alternative is healthier to not even give it some thought.”
Explaining his crash, Miller says he was large exiting Flip three and couldn’t gradual his bike down sufficient for the braking zone of Flip four.
Jack Miller, Ducati Workforce
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“I pushed from the start, tried to get away from these guys to not less than break the group up a bit of bit,” he stated.
“It was going okay, I acquired a lap and began my second lap and went into Flip four.
“I used to be a bit of bit large out of Flip three, didn’t actually assume an excessive amount of of it, was coming in a bit of bit sizzling at Flip four like it’s within the first couple of laps the place it’s perhaps not decelerating the way in which you’d like.
“I got here in large off the kerb. Usually there all weekend I used to be in a position to slide the bike to the apex, you lose a bit of bit since you cease the bike however I got here off the kerb and the factor began [to move] a bit of bit.
“I knew I used to be on the restrict, however she went away from me and that was all.
“I picked the bike up, continued however I had no rear brake.
“So, using certainly one of these monsters with no rear brake and no wings on one facet was a little bit of a handful as a result of the wheelie was full on.
“However I didn’t hand over, I saved pushing to the tip. The bike felt good contemplating, the grip felt good. So, it simply makes you extra hungry for what may have been.”