Jack Miller has had another tough weekend after an early bike switch gamble didn't entirely pay off at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Miller had a solid weekend, including the morning warm-up. However, after starting sixth on the grid, he couldn't find the grip required to push for places.
After falling to eighth, the Ducati rider opted to switch bikes as the rain started to fall.
The strategy didn't work as the rain completely mixed up the race.
Brad Binder remained on track with slicks as was able to cross the line in first place.
"This morning in the warm-up, I had a good pace, but during the race, I wasn't able to replicate it," Miller said after the race.
"After the start, I tried to stay close to the front group, but after a few laps, I started to have grip problems and lost a few positions.
"When I saw the first drops of rain, I thought to go back in for the bike change, but it started to rain seriously only a lap later.
We tried: these were definitely not the results we expected from these two races in Austria, but now we have to move forward and come back stronger at Silverstone".
Miller remains fifth in the MotoGP™ World Championships with 105 points.
The championship next moves to the Silverstone Circuit for the British Grand Prix on the 27th-29th August.
Sometimes you have to take a chance and sometimes it goes your way but today for me it didn't. It was a risk worth taking because the reward for it coming off would have been pretty big. I had the right idea, just not the right timing.— Jack Miller (@jackmilleraus) August 15, 2021