Jack Miller will look to make amends in tomorrow’s Valencia MotoGP after securing a spot on the front row of the grid in second place, a week after a poor getaway prevented him from capitalising on strong race pace.
Seven days ago Miller started the European MotoGP race from seventh on the grid, but a poor start by his own admission set him back before clawing his way back up to sixth position at the chequered flag.
Eager to end the 2020 season on a high aboard the Pramac Ducati before he is promoted into the factory team next year, Miller says the damp-to-drying conditions in Q2 were a challenge but he was otherwise pleased with his neatly executed lap.
“I feel really good, even in FP4 on pace I was really strong and could improve my lap times,” the Australian rider said. “Tricky conditions out there, it wasn’t wet but it was greasy.
“You couldn’t hit any white lines because the paint held a lot of water on top, so you had to try an avoid them while pushing like mad as you do in qualifying.
“The more laps I did in qualifying, the more confidence I had on the bike. We can be happy with the job done today, now we go to tomorrow to try finish the job off.”
Miller, who heads into the penultimate race of the year with two podiums to his name from this season, heads into the race bidding to become the 10th different race winner from 13 races in 2020