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Jack Miller explains Portuguese GP crash

Monday, 19 April 2021

The Aussie went down on Lap 6.

Australia’s Jack Miller said it “was completely my fault” after he crashed out of the Portuguese GP on Sunday.

The factory Ducati rider was in the leading group of the MotoGP™ race at Portimao when he went down at Turn 3 on Lap 6.

It was an unfortunate result for Miller, who started from fourth place on the grid and was sitting in sixth before the crash.

“Definitely, this is not the way we had hoped to end the weekend,” Miller said.

“I felt strong today, and after a good start, I knew I had to start pushing.

“Unfortunately, I got very close to Aleix Espargaro and braked late, asking too much of the front tyre. The crash was completely my fault.”

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) took the chequered flag in Portugal, followed by Miller’s teammate Francesco Bagnaia in second. Defending World Champion Joan Mir (Suzuki) was third.

After three rounds of the 2021 MotoGP™ season, Miller is 12th in the riders’ standings with 14 points.

“The last three weekends have been quite difficult, but I have been through much more complicated times in my career,” Miller added.

“Now, we have to keep doing our job well, trying to stay focused to get better results already in the next race.”

MotoGP™ returns to action in two weeks’ time for the Spanish GP at Jerez on 30 April – 2 May 2021.