A year ago at Le Mans Jack Miller tried in every way to help in the wet Andrea Dovizioso before being ousted from contention due to a technical problem. The Australian rider had more bite than the Forlì, but the latter was still in contention for the title and for this reason Miller as a good ‘soldier’ was trying to do his best for the parent company, Ducati. Today at Misano he again wore the squire’s clothes for more than a third of the race. At the start Quartararo had passed him inside the Variante del Parco, but in the change of direction that leads to the first corner of the Rio Miller he managed to force El Diablo to raise his M1 to make room for the Ducati # 43 of his boxmate. Francesco Bagnaia.
A race conduct that presented facts at the top of Ducati that once again had the confirmation of the genuineness of Jack Miller. “Jack is an outspoken and loyal driver – said Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati sporting director, joined by the magazine The-Race.com – he is a team man and in general a very good guy. Now we know for sure that if he gets the chance to help Bagnaia he will. Unfortunately today he had some vibrations in the rear and was unable to defend himself from the riders who attacked him from the middle of the race onwards. He would have deserved second place ”.
Miller obtained confirmation in the factory team for 2022 after two victories scored at Jerez and Le Mans. In view of 2023, Ducati will have to choose between him, Bagnaia and Martin to compose the pair of official pilots without forgetting Johann Zarco and Enea Bastianini, today splendid third in Misano with the track record signed in the race. A decision that will not be easy, but which in any case will certainly take into account Jack Miller’s loyalty towards Ducati and his brand mates.
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