MotoGP, Miller: “Petrucci wasn’t praised enough, he gave MotoGP everything”

Valencia, last stage of the very long championship 2021: Jack Miller can be pleased with his results for good reason in this season, Fourth overall behind defending champion Joan Mir, and second Ducati overall after Bagnaia.

After the podium in Portimao, Jack is certainly looking forward to Valencia, a circuit where he has always had excellent results in the past.

“I love racing here in Valencia,” said the Australian. “There is no better way than to end the championship with a good result last week and end up on a track that I’ve always liked. I don’t know what’s so special here in Valencia. I even like the slippery asphalt. I finished third here in 2019 and second in 2020, so I have good expectations for Sunday’s race. I wouldn’t mind getting even better this year. “

This race in Valencia is also a farewell race. Valentino’s farewell to MotoGP, the farewell to Danilo Petrucci, who ended his career in the premier class to always open up a new world with KTM, the Dakar Rally. Have you ever thought about your future when you’re no longer in MotoGP?
“Well, they haven’t renewed my contract for next year yet,” Jack Miller replied jokingly. “So who knows. I could end up with Danilo. But seriously, I always had a lot of ideas, but they were all pretty mixed up, so I can’t exactly say yet. “

Now that Danilo is about to leave MotoGP after also sharing the Ducati garage with him, what was the best moment you can remember?
“Sharing the garage with Danilo was a fantastic experience. He was a fantastic colleague without taking anything away from Pecco. He was always in a good mood in the boxes. We are both very easy-going drivers and we have similar characters, so we always got along very well. I think Danilo’s work and contribution to the sport have not received enough praise. Since arriving in MotoGP he has really given everything, especially considering that he didn’t have the typical physique of a rider, but he has managed to achieve great results by really giving everything for the sport has. This shows his character as a rider. So I think we should all thank and congratulate him. “

Valencia will be the last track to end Valentino Rossi’s incredible career. There was also talk of the opportunity to say goodbye to him in an exemplary manner on social media. As soon as the championship is essentially over, he might get the coveted 200th podium or, alternatively, a lap of honor with all the drivers. What do you think?
“I don’t think Valentino would be happy about a win as a gift, but a lap with all the drivers seems like a good idea.”