MotoGP: Ducati struggling at specific tracks is a 'thing of the past', says Jack Miller

After working to create a more well-rounded bike this year, the Ducati team are confident of getting a result regardless of what track is up next.

In previous years, Ducati's MotoGP team have focused more on creating a high horsepower bike, sacrificing the balance and cornering speed of their vehicle.

As a result, the Desmosedici found that while they dominated the higher-paced circuits, they often struggled at others.

But in 2022, the Ducati team worked on their flaws to create a more well-rounded bike capable of reaching blistering straight line speeds, as well as mastering the corners.

It's a philosophy that has seemed to work for the team, with the riders now confident of getting a result regardless of what circuit they're travelling to next.

Jack Miller has signed a two-year deal with KTM, starting in 2023

Jack Miller emphasised that point this week, with the Australian rider stating his confidence in the bike this year.

"I think the Ducati track thing is a thing of the past," he said.

"Historically speaking, Mugello and Barcelona have been two of my dud tracks, not my best ones.

"Sachsenring has always been one of my favourite tracks, and Assen also used to be one of my favourite tracks.

"Sachsenring it was very similar; in the past we suffered a lot there, but it seems this year the tracks that you as a rider really get on with well, you can always put in that little bit extra.

"And I felt at Sachsenring [where I was third] I was able to do that."

And Miller isn't the only Ducati teammate enjoying the ride this season, with the Italian marque storming to a 74 point lead in the constructor's championship over Yamaha in second.

Miller sits seventh in the rider's championship with three podiums to his name, while fellow Ducati riders Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini sit third, fourth and fifth.

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