Third in the MotoGP World Championship and two-time race winner in 2021, Jack Miller is “excited” about the potential of Ducatis to go into the German GP this weekend.
Ducati has set a less than outstanding record in Germany – a victory in 23 years at the Sachsenring courtesy of Casey Stoner in 2008.
But while the championship challenges for Andrea Dovizioso have recently stopped the championship challenges for Andrea Dovizioso, the GP21 has already strengthened several routes this year that were considered better for other manufacturers.
Victories at Jerez and Le Mans as well as podium places in all but one race this season have shown the improvements of the Ducati, which is a great sign for the next two venues, Sachsenring and Assen.
On the subject of routes being more preferred than others, and if he believes so, Miller added: “Sure, there are always routes that might suit your bike better than others, but this is how you can adapt your bike to the route, the weekend .
“It’s not that bad here. The curves are not, shall we say, like on many other tracks where you rely heavily on these curves.
“You don’t change direction too much, it’s kind of a one-way street in this respect, while Assen is a completely different fish with many changes of direction and high speed.
“I think we have two really different elements for our bike over these next two weekends.
“The GP21 is a massive improvement on what we rode here in 2019 and hopefully we can turn some of the tracks that may not have been ‘Ducati tracks’ as we did on some tracks this year.”
At the Sachsenring itself, Miller made his GP debut ten years ago.
That was on a Moto3 bike, a machine that the Australian says is perfect for the track, while on a MotoGP bike it can be a “tight machine”.
“It’s a special track. It’s fantastic on a Moto3 bike – one of the best I think, but it’s tight on a MotoGP bike,” said Miller
“But it’s fun. It has its own unique character, which is nice to have because a lot of the tracks we go on are very similar to each other, so it’s nice to have something completely on the left, literally on the left.
“I’m looking forward to the weekend. The last time we were here two years ago we didn’t do too badly. I think it was Dovi [Andrea Dovizioso], Danilo [Petrucci] and myself.
“We had a nice little fight together. I think we were four, five and six so it wasn’t that bad and I’m definitely looking forward to doing GP21 here. I think it’s a better package and me think we “I’ll be pretty surprised how well the bike works here.”