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

Miller “pissed off” with Mandalika MotoGP take a look at crash

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The Australian was a low-key 15th on the timesheets on the finish of Sunday in Indonesia having targeted his efforts on race operating.

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

Offended on the mistake, Miller was in a position to return to his Ducati storage for his second bike and end his programme – which he admitted was “vital 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 totally different. I really feel as prepared as we might be to move there.

“As you may inform by my face, it was fairly scorching and a protracted day.

“However anyway we obtained via what we would have liked to at the moment. Sadly, I had a little bit 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 steadiness of the bike was a little bit 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 observe and went over.

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

“Thankfully sufficient, I used to be in a position to come again and get one other bike, regroup and return out once more.

“That was vital to me, simply to get that race simulation below my belt.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Crew

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Teammate Francesco Bagnaia was fifth on the finish of the day having additionally labored on his race operating.

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 nicely in Qatar,” he stated. “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 quite a bit 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.

“But it surely’s OK like this. Lastly, we discovered a compromise that I like, so I believe in Qatar we are going to begin nicely.”



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