Miller questions decision to cancel Phillip Island MotoGP Sprint
Sunday 22nd October, 2023 - 12:50pm
Jack Miller has questioned the decision to cancel the Phillip Island MotoGP Sprint as he thanked fans for turning out at the track today.
Following that announcement, Miller led a handful of riders in walking across Gardner Straight to thank fans who were still lining the fence, and would even give away the boots he had been wearing.
However, the Red Bull KTM rider could not hide his frustration at there not even being an attempt to run the race.
“These guys have come out and sat in this miserable stuff all day and we didn’t even have the balls to go and ride in front of them,” he said on Fox Sports.
“May as well come out and take some photos.”
Asked if he would like to have raced, the Australian replied, “Yeah, of course.
“I mean they sent Moto2 and Moto3 out; why can’t we go out and at least try?
“But, powers above me…”
Not the way anyone wanted to end the weekend 🥺
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He added, “It’s a shame [because] we only get to race in front of these guys once a year; to not even try hurts.”
Italians Luca Marini, Enea Bastianini, and Francesco Bagnaia also headed across Phillip Island’s main straight to thank fans.
Miller and Marini remained there for at least 20 minutes, covering the full line of those who had assembled at the fence.
The 2023 MotoGP season continues next weekend at Thailand’s Buriram circuit.
Update 13:13 AEDT
Miller still posing for photographs with fans, about 40 minutes after first heading across.