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Tech Troubles and Tough Tumbles: Jack Miller’s Nightmare and KTM’s Jerez Jolt Put Ducati Challenge in Jeopardy



Jack Miller's Troublesome Weekend – Technical Issues Unfairly Diminished His Performance

"Jack's weekend turned out to be a disaster, and it wasn't entirely his fault."

KTM's difficult weekend in Jerez is set to be a setback for the manufacturer as they aim to become Ducati's primary rivals.

Brad Binder finished in sixth place during the Spanish MotoGP last week, while Jack Miller and wildcard entry Dani Pedrosa were unable to complete the race.

The once-dominant Pedro Acosta ended up in 10th place, while his Tech3 GASGAS colleague, Augusto Fernandez, was unable to finish the race.

Miller's competition concluded in a heated exchange on the gravel with Franco Morbidelli, following a collision that knocked him out of the top 10.

"Simon Crafar, the broadcaster, described Jack's weekend as a disaster, attributing it not solely to Jack's actions."

A series of technical issues unfairly portrayed Jack in a negative light.

"He's notably powerful in this area, especially adept under unfavorable circumstances. Due to technical issues, he didn't get a chance to display any of his skills."

Crafar commented on Miller's collision with Morbidelli that led to the race's termination, stating, "At turn 5, such corners tempt a rider to take a chance, which unfortunately led to a severe crash."

"It's unfortunate. He experienced a difficult weekend."

The incident where Miller crashed into Morbidelli was deemed an incident related to racing.

In a significant setback, Binder's aspirations for the title faced a considerable challenge. Currently, after participating in four rounds, he occupies the seventh position in the MotoGP">kings, trailing the frontrunner Jorge Martin by 33 points.

Binder fell short in the battle for fourth place, facing off against Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini.

"Crafar remarked, 'Brad is going to be upset. We're familiar with Brad.'"

"I mentioned on the grid that he had the opportunity to secure a spot on the podium."

"On Saturday, his pace was evident; the team put in overnight efforts, opting for a different tire and preparing for an extended race."

"I believed he had the opportunity, but clearly, it didn't turn out that way."

"It was a rather disheartening weekend for KTM, given their usual robust performance at this venue."

Starlet Acosta returned to a more typical performance in his first average showing since moving up to the premier class.

Jorge Lorenzo had stunningly forecasted Acosta's victory in the Spanish MotoGP, but that prediction failed to materialize.

"Crafar mentioned, "I had a feeling Pedro would find it challenging here."

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