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Miller: Ducati can dominate with 2022 MotoGP bike

Ducati retained the constructors’ championship in 2021 having tallied up seven victories throughout three of its factory-supported riders.

Miller received twice at Jerez and Le Mans, whereas manufacturing unit Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia scored 4 victories and Pramac rookie Jorge Martin claimed a maiden win on the Styrian Grand Prix.

Bagnaia – who completed 2021 runner-up within the standings – mentioned final month on the Jerez take a look at Ducati already had a “excellent” bike, which it had managed to enhance with its newest prototype.

When requested if Ducati may dominate with its new bike subsequent yr, Miller responded: “I believe so.

“I believe ironing the kinks already out of the GP20 final yr with the GP21, which was fairly the identical bike.

“We had been capable of be very dominant in the direction of the back-end of final season – not myself specifically, however with Pecco and different guys as properly, and we had been capable of be there or thereabouts most weekends.

“I believe for positive we’re getting enhancements, we have an excellent probability at it [dominating next year].”

Ducati MotoGP bike

Ducati MotoGP bike

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia says Ducati did “an unlimited job this yr” to fine-tune the package deal, with the COVID-enforced improvement freeze for 2021 working in its favour.

“I believe that we had another yr to pay attention roughly on the identical bike, and for me it was higher as a result of I understood the way to experience it higher with none adjustments,” the Italian defined.

“For positive in comparison with my bike final yr, I had many adjustments on it.

“However after I began the season, I felt nice and I began working with it.

“And I believe it’s for Jack the identical, we labored so much and now with the identical bike we’re doing various things as a result of we’re stronger on braking, stronger on turning.

“I believe we did a very nice job this yr and it’s additionally higher for the engineers who should develop subsequent yr’s bike.

“So, we did an unlimited job this yr.”

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