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MotoGP, Jack Miller out of points in Qatar: "I missed something in the race"

The Australian struggled at Lusail, starting the season without picking up a single point: "I tried to push hard until the end, but I was too slow. We'll try to figure out what went wrong."

MotoGP: Jack Miller out of points in Qatar:

The second year riding the KTM RC16 did not start as Jack Miller would have hoped, who was left scoreless in the first round of the year in Qatar. After finishing 10th in Saturday's Sprint race, the Australian rider had a Grand Prix to forget, finishing 21st after a crash in the early stages.

"It wasn't the way I wanted to start, but that's the way it went and we can only improve from here," Jack said in Lusail, before going into the substance of his race, "I got a good start again, then I tried to hold a tighter line in Turn 1, lost the front and crashed. After that I got the bike back and pushed again, but honestly I missed something in the race. Maybe it was a matter of grip,but I couldn't keep anywhere near the pace we need. We have quite a headache, but we will try to figure out what went wrong and try to improve for Portimao."

While his teammate Brad Binder proved once again to be the draftee of the KTM troop, netting two second places on the Doha track, the Australian was unable to extract the same potential from his bike, due to some grip issues.It's a complex situation to start from in a year in which Jack is called upon to defend his seat from a Pedro Acosta who has surprised both on his MotoGP debut, but the season is only just beginning and the 29-year-old hopes to turn things around as early as his next outing in Portugal.

"I solved the problems with the wheelie, but I had others," Miller continued, "There is not much to say. I tried to push hard until the end, but I was too slow. Every time I tried to push I lost the front, and every time I tried to force out of corners I lost the rear. I couldn't maintain grip along a whole lap. As I said, we will try to analyze the data, figure out what went wrong and fix it."

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