Australia’s Jack Miller has given a blunt assessment of the crash that forced him out of Sunday’s MotoGP™ race at the Teruel GP.
Miller was taken out by Brad Binder on the opening lap at MotorLand Aragon, with both riders ending up in the gravel trap.
Binder – who started from 15th on the grid, one place behind Miller – made contact with the Aussie’s rear wheel at Turn 2.
While both riders walked away unharmed, Binder received a long-lap penalty to be served at the next MotoGP™ race for his role in the incident.
“There is not much to say, I was hit at the second corner by Binder,” Miller said.
“I had made a good start, but my race ended immediately. Now we will focus on Valencia.”
Binder, who will have to complete his long lap during the European GP in Valencia on 8 November, took responsibility for the crash.
“It was a big mistake on my behalf and I’m so sorry to wipe out Jack’s race,” the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider said.
“I want to apologise not only to my team but also to his. We’ll have to restart and go again in Valencia.”
The DNF was Miller’s third in five races, leaving him ninth in the MotoGP™ standings, 55 points behind overall leader Joan Mir.