News 3 Apr 2023

Miller 'wanted a bit more' from wet Termas outing than P6

Australian currently sixth in the 2023 MotoGP World Championship.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Miller completed his first wet race onboard the RC16 in sixth position but stated ‘we wanted a bit more’ following Sunday’s MotoGP in Argentina.

Miller qualified 16th at Termas de Rio Hondo and was able to move forward and finish 10th in Saturday’s 12-lap sprint race, contested on a dry track.

Starting from the sixth row again for Sunday’s grand prix, the Australian moved up to seventh by lap five. Surrounded by the likes of Alex Rins (LCR Honda Castrol), Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) throughout the race and a charging Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) in the closing stages, Miller delivered a solid result to add another 10 points to his 2023 tally.

“We wanted a bit more from this wet race but I tried my best from the beginning,” Miller said. “It was really tricky in the first few laps to find a position and make a few overtakes on the other guys.

“Just before mid-race I had some clear track and was catching the guys but had a few issues and couldn’t push any more. I played around with the maps and got comfortable to the point where I could make some moves again. A learning day for us. All-in-all a good weekend and we found out a lot more about our package and our potential. We’ll have another go in Austin.”

Following the opening two rounds of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship, Miller is sixth in the title race and 25 points back from leader Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing) as the series moves to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on 14-16 April.