“The Ducati GP19? It's simply extraordinary.” This was Jack Miller's first impression of next year's Desmosedici. The team Pramac Australian, who will have a factory bike from next year, had to cut his first day of tests in Valencia short due to a technical problem with the bike “but everything will be sorted for tomorrow.”
Jack only turned 19 laps “but they were very nice. I had fun” he pointed out. Miller was coming from the 2017 bike and the switch to the 2019 prototype almost left him speechless.
“The two bikes are nothing like one another. You can't believe they are even the same brand - he explained - In fact, after testing the new Ducati, I was more surprised than I expected to be.”
“Practically everything, starting from the handlebars and going all the way to the gearbox - he explained - At the end of the day, everything works better. After putting on the soft tyre, I had a small technical problem, but I was able to improve my time anyway and it was easy.”
That is the adjective the Australian uses to describe the new 'Red'.
“It is easier to control, even in the direction changes, and speed going through corners has improved, but especially the gearbox makes the difference, with much smoother operation - he said - I can't wait for tomorrow to ride it again.”