Valencia MotoGP: Miller ‘all-in’ for race win, team title not in mind | MotoGP

Even if the championship of the MotoGP teams has yet to be decided, Jack Miller has the third win of the year in mind and is ready to throw it all in the balance.

Miller will be third behind Ducati colleagues Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

But although Yamaha – their rivals for the team title – suffered another bad qualifying – Fabio Quartararo only eighth and Franco Morbidelli 11th – Miller focuses more on individual fame and joins the three-race-winning club.

“Yes, sure there is the team championship, but I mean, it’s all possible! We’re in Valencia, the last race, so you have to try,” said Miller.

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“I think Pecco [Bagnaia] has taken three wins this year, Marc [Marquez] had three this year so I would love to join this club. We’ll see what we can do. “

While the 2021 drivers’ title may have gone the way of Quartararo and Yamaha, Ducati is widely seen as the best all-round package on the grid right now.

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Recent wins and qualifying performance suggest that the number of Ducati riders, who often start in the first two rows and compete for podiums, is higher than that of other manufacturers.

Sure, Ducati has two additional bikes and riders compared to most other manufacturers, but Miller believes the current rider group plays a huge role due to the positive team dynamics and subsequent bike development.

Miller was asked during the post-qualifying press conference whether certain areas of the bike were designed for a particular rider would help create an overall friendlier package to ride.

Miller added, “I mean it’s hard to say because there have been so many people at Ducati over the past few years.

“Not one part goes to anyone or… It’s all put in a group and the engineers sit down to discuss the feedback and what doesn’t, so I don’t think any specific guy matters.

“Of course everyone is working on the same thing. Maybe one says something is negative, but the other finds positive that overlooks the negative, and we work together to do better.

“So it works very well with the current group and also with the way we communicate, talk to each other about the new parts and thus the development of the bike.”