The three-time MotoGP race winner ended final yr’s pre-season testing positioning himself as a title contender after a powerful winter, however had a troubled begin to the 2021 marketing campaign.
Although he would win twice final yr, he may do not more than end fourth within the standings and 61 factors adrift of team-mate Francesco Bagnaia in runner-up spot.
Coming into this weekend’s season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, Miller says he “can’t take our eye off the ball” this yr and endure any “lapses” in kind.
“I believe it’s good to return in a bit hungry, not coming in like final yr considering I’m going to win the championship after the winter check,” Miller mentioned.
“So, it feels good. [I need to] simply attempt to hold my toes on the bottom, simply attempt to keep centered, attempt to perceive that we’ve nonetheless received a giant plate of labor forward of us.
“The season is tremendous lengthy, seems like we’re going to have extra of a standard season this yr with much more races, much more travelling.
“We simply must attempt to keep centered thought your entire lot, we will’t take our eye off the ball.
“I believe that’s going to be most vital factor to keep away from the lapse in the course of the season or the rocky begin, however as I mentioned I’ve been actually busy by means of these assessments, practically 80 laps every single day.
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“I’m feeling good, I really feel match, I really feel able to go.”
Ducati’s standing within the 2022 pecking order stays one thing of a query mark after a reasonably low-key pre-season testing section, with the marque’s high runner on the finish of the Indonesia check Luca Marini on his VR46 GP22 in third total.
Although the brand new Ducati has been typically met with reward from its riders, the important thing grievance appears to revolve across the bike’s aggressive acceleration.
Nevertheless, Miller is assured “the Ducatis will probably be robust” come the beginning of the season in Qatar this weekend.
“I believe for certain, you’re foolish not to have a look at the likes of [Enea] Bastianini,” he added.
“He’s been very quick all through the check [on his Gresini-run 2021-spec Ducati], Marini’s been actually fast.
“The record goes on, the sector is so full this yr and these final couple of years, anybody can win come Qatar.
“For certain the Ducatis will probably be robust, however Qatar is a complete totally different kettle of fish.
“I am going in there calm, centered on what we have to do. However we simply must method the weekend as each different one, as we did all through final yr.”