News 22 Aug 2022

Miller 'thrilled' with Red Bull Ring podium

Fifth MotoGP rostrum of 2022 for Australian with Austria P3.

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Ducati Lenovo Team’s Jack Miller landed on the podium once again at round 13 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship and said he was ‘thrilled’ with the P3 finish in Austria.

The Australian made a strong start from third on the grid and remained within striking distance of teammate Francesco Bagnaia for a majority of the race, even leading briefly with a move into turn 10.

Bagnaia undercut him to retake the position, with Fabio Quartararo making ground throughout the second half of the race. The championship leader ultimately regulated the number 43 to third, where Miller finished after Jorge Martin attempted a pass into turn one on the last lap and crashed.

“I’m thrilled with today’s result. I pushed as hard as possible to stay with Pecco [Francesco Bagnaia] until the end, but after I tried to pass him, he brought up the pace, and it was difficult for me to respond.

“Then, I started to suffer a bit with the tyres towards the end. We fought hard with Fabio and Jorge for second place, and I was hoping to get the better of them, but in any case, it’s our second, third place in a row, and the aim is to continue fighting for the podium in all the upcoming races. It is a great moment for the team, so I hope we can continue with this momentum at our home race in Misano”.

The result at the Red Bull Ring marks Miller’s fifth podium of the season and third in the last four races. He is fifth in the 2022 MotoGP World Championship standings ahead of round 14 at Misano, San Marino on 2-4 September.