News 31 May 2019

Mugello ‘a track I’ve always been fast at’ declares Miller

Pramac Racing ace to don special Lamborghini livery this weekend.

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Australian Jack Miller is hoping to turn his fortunes around at Mugello this weekend for round six of the MotoGP World Championship, declaring it’s a venue he’s always been fast at.

Miller’s 2018 campaign at the circuit was cut short just two laps into the encounter, where a mistake saw him crash out of the race, ending a streak of top 10 results.

The Pramac Racing ace will don a special livery on his Ducati Desmosedici GP19, as Lamborghini joins the outfit as a title sponsor for the weekend’s round.

“In Le Mans, it was nice to be there from the start more or less,” Miller explained at pre-race press conference. “It’s is a track that normally suits my style I get along with it really well. But coming after Jerez it was necessary, because I really struggled there so it was decent to get some points on the board.

“And like the boys said, it’s nice to come here. It’s a really important weekend for Ducati, we were fast here last year but a small mistake on the second lap put me out of it. It’s a track I’ve not had the best luck at in the past but it’s a track I’ve always been fast at so I’m looking forward to this year.

“We’ve got a really decent package under us this year in terms of the bike and the set-up we’ve got, our plans throughout the weekend have been working really will and like I said I learned so much last weekend in the race. It was nice to be battling with Marc even if it was just for a lap and a half. It was nice to be there and we’ll try to make it longer next time.”

Following the first five rounds, Miller currently sits sixth in the championship standings.