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Jack Miller: We have to try to get back to winning ways

28/06/21

The Aussie will be looking for redemption in Austria.

Australia’s Jack Miller remains positive despite retiring from the Dutch GP on Sunday.

Miller, who started from eighth position on the grid, crashed with 12 laps to go.

The Queenslander was attempting to avoid contact with riders ahead of him and lost control of his Ducati bike.

Miller attempted to continue riding in the race but was quickly forced to retire by race direction, who believed an oil leak was coming from his bike.

The mistake was a blow for the Australian’s championship chances, with crucial points being wiped out.

Miller commented after the race; "This is definitely not the easiest track for us, but I was hoping for a different ending to this weekend.

“Unfortunately, at turn five, there was a bit of confusion with Nakagami and Mir, and in an attempt to avoid a possible contact, I braked too early and lost control of the front, which caused me to crash.

"At that moment, I was maybe more focused on what was happening in front of me and not on my riding, and obviously, I am annoyed about this mistake.

“It's a pity because it was important to get some points today, but it is what it is.

“We are not far behind in the championship, so now we have to move on and try to get back to winning ways in the next two races scheduled in Austria after the summer break".


The race was won by Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo with Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) and Joan Mir (Suzuki) completing the podium.

Miller has moved down to fifth overall in the championship standings, trailing series leader Quartararo by 56 points.

Miller will now have a break of five weeks before returning to the track for the tenth round of the 2021 MotoGP™ season, the Grand Prix of Styria, scheduled from 6th-8th August at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.