Miller “s*** my pants” at tempo of leaders in Misano MotoGP race

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The Australian led from pole on the opening lap however had his win hopes dashed when he crashed at Flip 4.

Miller rejoined the race to complete 18th with one aspect of his aerodynamic fairing damaged and his rear brake now not working.

Whereas he considers Sunday’s race was probably a missed alternative for him, he’s reticent to say he would have undoubtedly gained given how briskly eventual winner Bagnaia and Bastianini had been using.

“I imply, do not get me improper, I do not wish to say I used to be going to win or something like that,” Miller stated.

“These two guys there on the entrance… I got here in and noticed the laptime on the final lap, and principally s*** my pants to be sincere as a result of that was spectacular: 1m31.9s, 1m31.8s on the final lap of the 27 laps on the tyres.

“It is the identical as my pole lap. These guys had been pushing. Seems just like the tempo was extraordinarily quick and people guys had been using extraordinarily effectively.

“So, whether or not or not it was a missed alternative is best to not even give it some thought.”

Explaining his crash, Miller says he was huge exiting Flip 3 and could not sluggish his bike down sufficient for the braking zone of Flip 4.

Jack Miller, Ducati Group

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“I pushed from the start, tried to get away from these guys to not less than break the group up a little bit bit,” he stated.

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“It was going OK, I acquired a lap and began my second lap and went into Flip 4.

“I used to be a little bit bit huge out of Flip 3, did not actually suppose an excessive amount of of it, was coming in a little bit bit scorching at Flip 4 like it’s within the first couple of laps the place it is perhaps not decelerating the way in which you want.

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“I got here in huge off the kerb. Usually there all weekend I used to be in a position to slide the bike to the apex, you lose a little bit bit since you cease the bike however I got here off the kerb and the factor began [to move] a little bit bit.

“I knew I used to be on the restrict, however she went away from me and that was all. I picked the bike up, continued however I had no rear brake.

“So, using one in every of these monsters with no rear brake and no wings on one aspect was a little bit of a handful as a result of the wheelie was full on.

“However I did not surrender, I stored pushing to the top. The bike felt good contemplating, the grip felt good. So, it simply makes you extra hungry for what might have been.”

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