News 5 Sep 2022

Miller looking to positives after Misano disappointment

First pole position since 2018 for outbound Ducati rider.

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Australia’s Jack Miller is looking to the positives from the Misano weekend after crashing out of the lead during the second lap of the San Marino GP.

Miller finished each of the opening three Free Practice sessions at round 14 inside the top three, before qualifying on pole for the first time since 2018.

The Ducati Lenovo rider jumped to the holeshot and held P1 until the crash at turn four. Despite the fall with 25 laps remaining, Miller remounted and completed the race 18th.

“After I managed to take the lead, I started to push to try and create some margin over the rest of the group, but on the second lap, I went a little wide, ended up on the kerb and crashed,” Miller explained.

“It’s a shame, but these things happen in racing. I try to look at the positive side of this weekend: we were always competitive, and my feeling with the bike continues to be incredible, so I can’t wait to get back on track at Aragon to try again”.

The fall effectively brought an end to Miller’s two-race podium streak, however, the number 43 will have the opportunity to achieve his sixth rostrum finish of 2022 at Aragon, Spain, when round 15 of the MotoGP World Championship takes place on 16-18 September.