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Jack Miller: I didn’t have enough grip

Monday, 21 June 2021

The Aussie maintains third in the riders' standings.

Australia’s Jack Miller remains upbeat about his sixth-place finish at the German GP, despite lacking tyre grip to fight for the top positions.

Miller, who started from the second row of the grid made it as high as second in a frantic race at the Sachsenring, but quickly fell backward in the final laps.

"Compared to the previous days, today in the race, we suffered a bit more,” Miller said in his debrief.

“I had a good bike to try and fight for the top positions, but I didn't have enough grip, and in the final laps, I tried not to stress the rear tyre too much to avoid losing more positions.

“I was hoping to get a bit more, but anyway, we bring home important points for the championship.

“Now we'll analyse the data to try to understand what we missed today and work to be more competitive next weekend in Holland."

The race was won by Honda’s Marc Marquez, with Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) completing the podium.

The Aussie had nothing but praise for the 8-time world champion following the race.

“Today was just not our day. Today was the day of Marc Marquez,” Miller said.

“I think he did a fantastic job. As I said before he managed the race really well, that’s why he is a multiple-time world champion.

“It’s races like that, when he can see a little bit the spots of rain and put a big gap on everybody because we got held up by somebody who wasn’t willing to push in those conditions. He completely deserves it.”

Miller remains in third in the riders’ standings, 31 points off the overall leader Quartararo.

There will be little time for the Queenslander to rest and recover with a trip to Assen for the Dutch TT this Sunday

The track holds great memories for the Aussie with a famous MotoGP™ victory back in 2016.