The World Championship is starting in Qatar, in Losail. On the eve of the first round of the season, there’s talk about the track and more. One of the hot topics is undoubtedly the market, considering that there are riders like Miller whose contract expires at the end of the season.
This was one of the topics the Australian Ducati rider spoke about during his interview with the media.
"The situation is always the same every year, when the season begins,” he began. “All the reporters always ask me the same thing. Every time the World Championship starts, I'm always hanging in the balance, reading and hearing a lot of bull, like losing my job and having to find another bike. Personally, I can't help it. You reporters keep doing your job. The only thing I can do is work, give it my all like I always have, to prove that I’m competitive with the Ducati."
Miller ends his discussion regarding the market and finally talks about motorcycles.
"We’re ready for this new season. During the winter, we worked hard to be competitive, completing the work program. Mentally, I feel calmer and less nervous than last season. In fact, I’m living this 2022 serenely. This is a new World Championship, and my mind is focused on the race weekend with the aim of giving it my all."
The MotoGP starts at the end of March this year, with a revised schedule.
"This year will be different from the previous, considering that we performed the tests in 2021, and the gaps in the race were very short. This year we’ll instead be racing without testing and, consequently, we’ll have different conditions in the afternoon. The FP2 will be important, because we’ll already work from a race perspective, given the schedule. It'll also be a sort of early qualification in view of Saturday."
Yet his face expresses confidence.
"Personally, the sensations are positive. In fact, I’m calm. I had a chance to take a look at the track, to see the conditions. As we all know, the F1 raced here in November, but I think the asphalt is in excellent condition. Tomorrow, when we get on the track, we’ll better understand what awaits us."
He then comments on the conflict in Ukraine.
"This is a very difficult time for everyone, because we’re seeing what’s happening in Ukraine. The only thing we can do is be united for peace, so that this war may end."