News 8 Sep 2022

Misano testing crash similiar to Miller's race fall

Australian didn't sample any new components across the two days.

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A crash for Jack Miller at turn four during the second day of the Misano test was similar to what the Ducati Lenovo Team rider suffered in the San Marino GP, and he was able to gather further data from the incident to analyse the cause.

Miller qualified on pole at round 14 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship, but his charge on Sunday was brought to a premature end with a fall on the second lap.

During yesterday’s morning session in San Marino, Miller crashed at the same corner and later reflected: “This morning’s crash at turn four was very similar to the one I suffered in the race, and now we’ll have some more data to analyse to understand what exactly happened, as, at that point, I had the feeling I was doing the same as the lap before.

“In any case, yesterday and today, we worked on different setup configurations but didn’t try any new components. Now we’ll analyse the information gathered over these two days to improve the bike further ahead of the next race at Aragon”.

The Australian ended the test P18 on the combined times, nine-tenths back from pacesetter Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) who was sampling a new engine with an increased top speed.

Notably, eight-time world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took to the track again on day two and completed the test as the highest placed Honda rider in 13th. It is unclear if he will compete at Aragon.