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A tough race for Jack Miller at the San Marino Grand Prix

20/09/21

The Aussie defended as much as he could.

It wasn't to be for Jack Miller at the San Marino Grand Prix, after qualifying P2 but only able to manage fifth in the race.

Miller was able to hold off championship leader Fabio Quartararo in what was a good start for the Australian.

After maintaining a solid pace behind teammate Francesco Bagnaia, Miller started to feel vibrations from the rear tyre, which stopped him from going any faster.

"Unfortunately, after a good start, I started to feel some vibrations in the rear that didn't allow me to maintain the same pace until the end. It's a shame because I felt really comfortable when I was second behind Pecco in the first few laps and could pull in a gap on my rivals," reflected Miller.

"Then, after the first part of the race, I started to suffer because of these vibrations. I ended up wide and tried my best not to lose too many positions."

Miller was only able to hold his position for so long with the vibrations from the bike, and eventually, Quartararo and Enea Bastianini were able to get by.

With one lap to go, Miller couldn't defend any longer from Marc Marquez, and he got through. Miller eventually finished fifth after Joan Mir received a track-limits penalty.

"Now we try to move on and concentrate on the two days of testing that we will have here at Misano on Tuesday and Wednesday," said Jack.

Congratulations to Pecco for another extraordinary victory".

Quartararo remains on top of the MotoGP™ World Standings with 234 points. He is ahead of Bagnaia in second with 186 points and Mir in third with 167 points.

Action resumes in two weeks for the Americas Grand Prix, held from 1-3 October.