Miller ‘delighted’ with pace in changeable Misano weather
Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 12:00pm
Jack Miller is “delighted” with his pace in all weather conditions in Friday practice at MotoGP’s San Marino Grand Prix.
The Ducati rider was fourth-fastest in the mostly dry first session at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and third-quickest in the latter, which was wet throughout.
On combined times, he ended the day within two tenths of a second of Aprilia Racing Team Gresini fast man Maverick Viñales courtesy of a 1:32.859s.
“Today, we were able to ride in different track conditions, and I’m delighted because, in both the dry and wet, we were able to get a good pace right away,” said Miller.
“This morning, I was expecting a slow track after the rain that fell on Wednesday evening, which brought sand, but we were very fast straight away and managed to get a good time on the medium tyre in FP1.
“I was hoping to do a long run in the dry this afternoon, but it wasn’t possible, but I still had a good time in the wet.
“Now we have to keep working like this. We know where we can still improve, so I’m confident for qualifying tomorrow [tonight AEST].”
Ducati Lenovo team-mate Francesco Bagnaia was third-fastest in Free Practice 1 on a 1:32.801s, and second to Pramac Ducati rider Johann Zarco in Free Practice 2.
The third practice hit-out takes place tonight (AEST).