MotoGP Germany J3: with Jack Miller (Ducati / 3), the best red rider was the one who will leave

Jack Miller probably likes the Ducati shield too much to poke his nose in before heading for KTM, but one can still wonder about the irony of fate. Indeed, on the Sachsenring podium were a Johann Zarco and a Jack Miller flanking the impeccable winner Fabio Quartararo. The Ducati did not have the victory, the last of which in Saxony dates back to 2008 with Casey Stoner, but at least there was the podium, never climbed since Dovizioso in 2016. And yet the faces were gray with red robes. ..

While Fabio Quartararo made the furious cry of the victor, the ranks of Ducati characterized by a deafening silence. Needless to say, there are reasons to wonder about a possible curse. As soon as the brand is very interested in one of its drivers, and this year there are eight who drive a Desmosedici, the lucky winner knows all the misfortunes. We will not return to the spells of Weather in Bagnaia, Martin i Weather in Bastianinibut we will notice that those who, on the contrary, are ignored by the staff of Borgo Panigale, know its success. Joan Zarco thus increases power in maximum anonymity and Jack Miller he found his way back to the podium Germany while the ink of his signature on a contract KTM two years is still dry …

So, it is the headline that saved the honor of the sinking red house … But before we entered this third place, we had to sweat. The Australian says: it was a very long race… Thirty laps are already long on their own, but this Sunday the track conditions have been very difficult. The track temperature reached 54 ° C. Regardless of how hot the bikes are, it was very hot ».

“Having to make the long run for the penalty was a blow” he remembers. “I knew I had to start well to make up for that disadvantage, but unfortunately I couldn’t. The long lap was one of the riskiest moments, there were stones on the asphalt and for a while I even risked losing the striker “. But unlike his teammate, he is still on his wheels: “When I returned, I had to take care of the Ducati. These are bikes I know so it wasn’t too difficultwhile with Maverick’s Aprilia it would have been more difficult if I hadn’t had this technical issue with the download device. “

Jack Miller and Attitude Corrector: ” the risk is the same as with any other element of the bicycle

He adds: “With Aleix, I knew it wouldn’t be an easy business, so my strategy was to get as close to him as possible, waiting for his misstep. When he finally took the wrong path, I took advantage of it. On the last laps I still had a bit of a tire left and I tried to keep a good pace to try to chase Zarco, but it wasn’t possible. After all at this point in the race, I don’t think he was the only one who was really physically limited ».

Jack Miller it also goes back to the failure of the attitude corrector of Maverick Viñalesa defect that also forced abandonment Àlex Márquezto better put things in context: “I was one of the first Ducati to test the download device, so yes, I saw a lot of technical issues at first, but now the device works much better.. Clearly this is another technical element of the motorcycle that can suffer from a malfunction.nt, there are many others, so the risk is the same as with any other element of the bike “.

After this Saxon performance, Jack Miller unit Weather in Pecco Bagnaia in the championship. He is seventh just behind the Italian with the same number of points, 81.

Jack Miller, Ducati Lenovo Team, Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Results of the German MotoGP Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

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Rating Credit: MotoGP.com

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