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Jack Miller: A horror start for Ducati

Monday, 7 March 2022

Both riders were forced out of the race.

It was not the opening weekend of the 20022 MotoGP™ World Championship the Ducati Lenovo Team would have been hoping for.

Jack Miller – who started from the second row – couldn't maintain his position and dropped to ninth place early in the race. After a tough start, things didn't improve for the Australian, with the bike having to be retired due to technical problems.


"Since the first lap, especially at the end of the straight coming out of the last corner, the bike wasn't going at full power: I was very slow, and the other riders easily overtook me," said Miller

"I tried to give my best and switch all the available maps to solve the problem, but it was not enough. It's a shame because I felt really good today. I was satisfied with yesterday's result in qualifying, and I knew I had a good pace.

"I was hoping to bring home some important first points. It is what it is. Now we will try to move forward and think to the next race".

Miller's teammate Francesco Bagnaia also had a race to forget. After an attempted overtake on Jorge Martin, they crashed, forcing both to retire.

The riders will be back on track in two weeks, from 18th-20th March, for the Indonesian Grand Prix at the Mandalika Street Circuit in Lombok.