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Jack Miller: Early bike switch gamble doesn't pay off

Monday, 16 August 2021

Right idea, wrong time for the Aussie.

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.