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Miller virtually crashed on “dodgy” lengthy lap penalty in Germany

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The Ducati rider was slapped with a protracted lap penalty for crashing underneath yellow flags in FP4, and was unsuccessful in pleading his case to the stewards that he was not pushing via the yellow zone when he fell.

Miller served his penalty initially of lap 5, and was capable of recuperate to 3rd for his first podium since Could’s French GP.

However an earlier crash for Suzuki’s Joan Mir had left the lengthy lap lane on the skin of Sachsenring’s Flip 1 coated in gravel and Miller virtually crashed serving his penalty.

“It was a protracted outdated race. 30 laps round right here is at all times fairly gruelling, after which when you could have a monitor temp of 55 levels and the warmth coming off these bikes if you’re coming via the sphere was so sizzling,” he stated.

“However I imply with the lengthy lap penalty, I knew I needed to get a superb begin and I did not try this.

“However I used to be capable of get via on [Fabio] Di Giannantonio after I wanted to, capable of get a lap and a half alone to form of stretch out as a lot as I might earlier than having to do the lengthy lap.

“I left it to the final second. I did the lengthy lap, it was most likely one of many dodgier moments of the race.

“There have been a good few stones on the monitor via the lengthy lap space and I practically misplaced the entrance. However I did not lose an excessive amount of time.”

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Staff

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Miller’s podium ended a barren run throughout the Mugello/Barcelona double-header through which he scored simply three factors having struggled in low grip circumstances.

He says shifting to a motorbike set-up in keeping with the opposite Ducati riders on the post-race Barcelona take a look at was the rationale for his Germany turnaround in type.

“You have not seen any of me!,” he joked when requested about his latest droop. “The take a look at in Barcelona, we actually discovered a giant step.

“When the tracks have had good grip, like Le Mans for instance, we have been capable of be actually quick and aggressive and on the rostrum.

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“However then locations like Barcelona, Mugello, the place we had been struggling for grip, I wasn’t capable of journey the bike like I needed.

“We actually turned the factor the wrong way up, went within the path of all the opposite Ducatis.

“I used to be actually utilizing a special driving place, and since altering the bike within the take a look at and all through right here I have been actually snug, capable of brake like my common self and it feels very nice to have that confidence within the bike.”

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