How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption
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How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption

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Jack Miller’s tough start to life as a factory Ducati MotoGP rider left him mentally battered and bruised, but a pep talk and positive reinforcement from a surprising source aided the Australian to show his full potential with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

“We’re in the shit right now”. This is how Jack Miller summed up the start to his 2021 MotoGP season and life as a factory Ducati rider on the Thursday of the Spanish Grand Prix. Over the first three rounds of the campaign, Miller has courted a lot of outside criticism for displaying form not befitting of someone pegged as a pre-season title favourite.

Although there were mitigating circumstances for his runs to ninth place in both races of the Qatar double-header – Miller hindered by a rear tyre issue in the first race and late arm-pump in the Doha round – the criticism he earned wasn’t without justification.

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