Ducati’s Miller “coming in hungry” to 2022 MotoGP season

The three-time MotoGP race winner ended last year's pre-season testing positioning himself as a title contender after a strong winter, but had a troubled start to the 2021 campaign. Though he would win twice last year, he could do no more than finish fourth in the standings and 61 points adrift of teammate Francesco Bagnaia…

The three-time MotoGP hasten winner ended closing year’s pre-season sorting out positioning himself as a title contender after a solid frigid climate, however had a terrified narrate to the 2021 campaign.

Despite the indisputable truth that he would catch twice closing year, he may per chance presumably well originate no better than originate fourth within the standings and 61 points adrift of teammate Francesco Bagnaia within the runner-up verbalize.

Coming into this weekend’s season-opening Qatar Gargantuan Prix, Miller says he “can’t catch our scrutinize off the ball” this year and suffer any “lapses” in scheme.

“I believe or no longer it is impartial appropriate to procedure assist in pretty hungry, no longer coming in like closing year thinking I will catch the championship after the frigid climate take a look at,” Miller stated.

“So, it feels impartial appropriate. [I need to] impartial appropriate strive to benefit me feet on the bottom, impartial appropriate strive to discontinue centered, strive to make a selection up that we now catch quiet got a monumental plate of labor forward of us.

“The season is mountainous long, appears like we’re going to catch extra of a fashioned season this year with a lot extra races, a lot extra travelling.

“We impartial appropriate catch to verify out and discontinue centered idea the total lot, we can’t catch our scrutinize off the ball.

“I believe that’s going to be most significant part to manual sure of the lapse within the guts of the season or the rocky open, however as I stated I have been in actuality busy via these assessments, practically 80 laps on every day foundation.

“I’m feeling impartial appropriate, I believe fit, I believe ready to head.”

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Group

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Ducati’s standing within the 2022 pecking protest remains something of a quiz build after a fairly low-key pre-season sorting out fragment, with the marque’s top runner at the pause of the Indonesia take a look at Luca Marini on his VR46 GP22 in third total.

Despite the indisputable truth that the new Ducati has been in total met with praise from its riders, basically the most significant complaint appears to be like to revolve around the bike’s aggressive acceleration.

Nonetheless, Miller is confident “the Ducatis can be solid” procedure the open of the season in Qatar this weekend.

“I believe for sure, you may per chance presumably well be silly no longer to scrutinize at the likes of [Enea] Bastianini,” he added. “He’s been very like a flash at some stage within the take a look at [on his Gresini-run 2021-spec Ducati], Marini’s been in actuality like a flash.

“The record goes on, the discipline is so pudgy this year and these closing couple of years, any person can catch procedure Qatar.

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“Evidently the Ducatis can be solid, however Qatar is a complete different kettle of fish.

“I stagger in there easy, centered on what we now catch to originate. Nonetheless we impartial appropriate catch to potential the weekend as every other one, as we did at some stage in closing year.”