News 14 May 2024

French weekend 'a bit of a head-scratcher' admits Miller

Queenslander registers second-straight DNF at Le Mans.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Miller has been left stumped on how he crashed out of the French grand prix on Sunday, his troubled season continuing at Le Mans.

It was a promising start to the weekend for the Australian after advancing directly to Q2, where he eventually qualified 11th before finishing Saturday’s Sprint race in P8.

His weekend took a turn just after the halfway mark of Sunday’s 27-lap outing, where a crash at turn 11 caught him off guard while leaving him with yet another DNF classification – Miller’s second in the first five rounds.

“A bit of a head-scratcher this weekend at the French GP,” Miller stated. “We showed signs of pace and improvement but unfortunately, the result just wasn’t to be.

“The bike was getting better as the race went on, but then a super weird moment into turn 11 there – I was going 1kph faster than normal, braked like normal, and just lost the front. Again, a real head-scratcher, but we’re doing everything that we can and leaving no stone unturned at the moment. I’m an open book this year and giving everything a crack.”

The Queenslander sits 13th in the MotoGP World Championship standings as the series heads to Catalunya, Spain, on 24-26 May for round six.