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The Australian led from pole on the opening lap however had his win hopes dashed when he crashed at Flip four.
Miller rejoined 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 doubtlessly a missed alternative for him, he’s reticent to say he would have positively gained given how briskly eventual winner Bagnaia and Bastianini had been using.
“I imply, do not get me flawed, I do not need to say I used to be going to win or something like that,” Miller mentioned.
“These two guys there on the entrance… I got here in and noticed the laptime on the final lap, and mainly s*** my pants to be sincere as a result of that was spectacular: 1m31.9s, 1m31.8s on the final lap of the 27 laps on the tyres.
“It is the identical as my pole lap. These guys had been pushing. Seems just like the tempo was extraordinarily quick and people guys had been using extraordinarily properly.
“So, whether or not or not it was a missed alternative is best to not even give it some thought.”
Explaining his crash, Miller says he was broad exiting Flip three and could not sluggish his bike down sufficient for the braking zone of Flip four.
Jack Miller, Ducati Staff
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“I pushed from the start, tried to get away from these guys to at the least break the group up just a little bit,” he mentioned.
“It was going OK, I bought a lap and began my second lap and went into Flip four.
“I used to be just a little bit broad out of Flip three, did not actually suppose an excessive amount of of it, was coming in just a little bit scorching at Flip four like it’s within the first couple of laps the place it is possibly not decelerating the way in which you need.
“I got here in broad off the kerb. Usually there all weekend I used to be capable of slide the bike to the apex, you lose just a little bit since you cease the bike however I got here off the kerb and the factor began [to move] just a little 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 did not quit, I stored pushing to the top. The bike felt good contemplating, the grip felt good. So, it simply makes you extra hungry for what might have been.”