MotoGP, Miller: “I did some tests for 2021 today, they went well”

“We played around with the geometries to understand which direction to take. Are the Ducatis fast in Valencia now? We had time to work and the grip is fantastic.”

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The MotoGP got used to sudden changes this year, from week to week, and the Valencia track was no exception. If last week the Ducatis seemed lost, there are four in the top six after the FP2s today. The fastest was  Jack Miller’s, ahead of everyone in the standings, then Bagnaia was 3rd, and Zarco and Dovizioso followed in 5th and 6th position. However, today’s tests were also important for the future, as the Australian rider revealed.

 “I’d say these two sessions were a kind of test for 2021,” he explained. “We played around a lot with the geometries of the bike to understand which direction to take, and I’d say it went well. Having no tests this year, we did some tests to see what is better and what is worse. The goal was to have more grip.”

But Jack isn’t upset that he didn’t test after the last race.

I prefer to go back to Australia right away,” he didn’t mince words. “In the end, those at the end of the year are quite useless tests, on a track that has extraordinary grip and in different conditions than those of the race.”

Be that as it may, Ducati seems to have found its way in Valencia and Miller isn’t too surprised.

In the end, Dovizioso, Zarco, and I were quite fast in the race last week,” he recalled. “We just worked on the set-up to fix the problems we had. Also, the track is very fast now, and since it hasn’t rained in the last few days. I noticed it this morning. I was quick at 1’39;39”. I was amazed when I saw that time. I was able to keep a good pace, and the tires didn’t drop much. I used the soft on the front, so as not to wear out any others, but I think that with the medium and hard I can improve in braking. I still have something up my sleeve. I can only be happy about this.”

 

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Translated by Leila Myftija

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