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Championship blow as Jack Miller records his second DNF in a row.

Monday, 9 August 2021

The Aussie maintains fifth in the championship.

After crashing out of the Styrian Grand Prix, Jack Miller has had another race to forget, making it two DNF's in a row for the Australian.

Miller said, "I'm pretty dirty on myself", after giving away a potential podium with 10-laps to go.

After switching to the hard front tyre, Miller said that he had struggled with grip on the right-hand side edge. However, he was able to manage it and push the pace.

"I had the podium within my reach today, and I lost it because of a crash. Unlike the first race, where I couldn't get a good start, I felt much more comfortable in the second race," Miller said after the race.

After Quartararo passed me, I had to push, and once I set my pace, I could catch up. Unfortunately, when I had closed in the gap from him, I lost the front suddenly.

I am disappointed with myself and sorry for my team. Now we'll try to move forward and come back stronger next week".

The Ducati Lenovo Team rider maintains his fifth position in the standings. However, the Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo, now sits 72-points ahead.

The MotoGP World Championship™ season returns to the Red Bull Ring next week for the Austrian Grand Prix, from August 13-15th.