Indonesia Grand Prix results, Jack Miller, Ducati Lenovo, contract


Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller says he’s tired of being ‘d–ked’ by one-year contract extensions as he pushes to stay with Ducati Lenovo beyond this season.

The 27-year-old has only been on one-year contracts since joining Pramac in 2018, and he wants to sign up for two years, along with teammate Francesco Banaia and many other runners.

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“Of course I would like to have a two-year contract like every other person in the paddock, pretty much,” Miller told Fox Sports ahead of the Indonesian Grand Prix.

“I wish I was just on the same schedule as everyone else so you don’t get stuck in the cold, so you don’t get screwed.

“At this point in my life, I’m done with having to justify myself every time.

“But it is what it is.”

Miller has won three races in his career and two of those wins have come in 2021.

The Queenslander was on the podium three times and finished a career-high fourth in the title chase.

“The problem is that people forget very quickly, and that’s how it is in this game,” Miller said.

“It’s just one of those parts of the game, I guess you can say.

“You get away with it at some point because you think, ‘Well, why am I doing this? “.

“There’s nothing you can do about it except lose your mental toughness. You just waste your energy on it.”

Miller qualified fourth in the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar, but recorded a DNF, retiring due to an electronic problem.

He then only qualified in ninth place for the Indonesian Grand Prix, but impressed in a shortened and rain-delayed race, finishing second late before slipping to a fourth place.

“The way the championship has gone the last two years, it’s getting more and more competitive and the machines are getting more and more competitive,” Miller said before the race.

“I mean, everyone is raising their game and the riders are raising their game, so it’s different than it was in the past because there’s no clear favorites. It’s that simple only that.

“There are so many fast guys. You can’t overpower him.

“The only thing you can do is try to be as consistent as possible. As we’ve seen over the past few years, consistency is what wins these championships.

“I think that’s the most important thing I’ve had to work on.”

The MotoGP season will then host the Argentine Grand Prix on April 3.

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