Jack Miller Reveals KTM's Only Weakness In Portimao
After a successful Portimao weekend, Jack Miller looks back. The Australian notices only one weakness in his KTM RC16.
For Jack Miller, the first MotoGP season on the KTM starts terrific. While both bikes of the Austrians still had problems during preseason testing, they seem to have flipped the switch at the first Grand Prix.
Although it was not quite enough for the podium fight, a sixth and seventh place, only 3 tenths behind the fourth-placed Johann Zarco, is much more than one had expected the KTMs to achieve in the run-up to the Grand Prix.
Brad Binder in particular was once again convincing on race Sunday. Still hampered by his preseason injury, the South African rushed through the field to secure sixth place ahead of teammate Miller.
He describes the RC16 as “great working” and sees only one real weakness in the Austrian’s package.
“In the battle with the Ducati I suffered on the straights,” admits the Australian. The Ducatis are simply set up with a certain extra power, especially in the race, he says.
Jack Miller Feels At Home With KTM
Apart from that, however, he really likes racing on the KTM. “The bike worked great, the tire wear was very good, also the feedback. So I’m looking forward positively and enjoying my sport.”
The 28-year-old feels right at home in the KTM garage and believes he can achieve great things with the Austrians.
“I’m very happy with how everything is going, the environment at KTM is fantastic. We are having fun building this project together and improving the bike.”
“I only finished seventh, but that was because of the last laps,” he is sure. “Still, I’m only 8 sec off the winner – and I know we can do better in the coming races.”