In Austria, Jack Miller narrowly missed his first win in Ducati, leaving KTM’s success to Miguel Oliveira. Despite a second place at the Red Bull Ring, the Australian rider is hungry for revenge on a track where the Ducati is right at home.
So everyone definitely has high expectations from him after the two-week break.
“My sensations are good,” Jack began. “In the past two weeks, I‘ve tried to recover, training mainly on a bicycle. I tried to be physically active, working on my injured shoulder in Austria and, at the moment, my feeling is good. In fact, I can extend my arm without any pain.”
Starting with Misano, the riders will definitely be in a tour-de-force, with nine races in eleven weeks.
“I don’t think it’s a problem having lots of races for us riders. It will definitely be a particularly demanding program where, on some occasions, we’ll be racing twice on the same track, but I don’t see it as an obstacle. It’ll be important not to get hurt and always be in top form.”
Miller will find a new asphalt on the Riviera track.
“I got to see it up close in the afternoon. From what I’ve heard, the new asphalt is better, and this was also confirmed by several riders. We’ll then see what happens, starting from the free practice sessions, since it was a disaster last year.”
Those like Michele Pirro had the opportunity to race in Misano the past months.
“I haven’t talked to Michele about the tests. I mostly confronted myself with the engineers. We didn’t get into much detail. It was a fairly general speech. I think we’ll be more competitive.”