Jack Miller has once again found himself on the podium at the British Grand Prix. The Ducati rider, who started from third position, remained in the leading positions throughout the race.
This podium joins the one achieved in the last German GP, where he also finished third, and the Dutch GP , where he finished just outside the box of honour. In addition, Pecco Bagnaia is also fit, having added two wins in a row at Assen and Silverstone, which confirms the good state of the Italian factory at this time of the year.
“I’ve fought with everyone,” he says. “At the beginning there was Johann [Zarco], Fabio [Quartararo] and me, but then Johann went down and Fabio had to do the long lap. I stayed ahead and others came, like Rins”.
Although Miller stayed ahead throughout, he admits he wasn’t the strongest driver on the grid today: “I was just trying to stay afloat up front.”
“I saw that Alex [Rins] was going very fast, but I wanted to keep a margin so I wouldn’t fall trying to chase him. Pecco [Bagnaia] overtook me, and from there I was able to drive my own way. From that moment on, we were able to catch Rins and I was about to overtake him”.
However, by the time he was able to get to the Barcelona wheel, his tires collapsed. “The right flank of the soft front started to fail me, especially in the last few corners,” he explains.
In any case, Miller leaves Silverstone “happy” and strengthened : “It’s a fantastic way to open the second half of the season.”
Now he is heading to Austria , a place where he admits that he has not had much luck , but “it is true that in recent years he has achieved good results, such as the race that I ruined for Pol [Espargaró]” [referring to Oliveira’s victory in 2020]. “I’m usually better at the second part of the season, and if I’ve been on the podium in Germany and Silverstone, and fought for it in Assen, anything can happen.”
The Australian believes that the changes they made in the Barcelona tests are the seed of the change in trend that they have been showing at Ducati.
“Since the evolutions of the Barcelona test, things have gone very well for us, and if we can maintain this inertia until the end of the season… I am looking forward to seeing how we reach Phillip Island and other circuits where we are not traditionally ahead “, he concludes.
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