Miller "disappointed in myself" after kill switch error

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller was left "disappointed in myself" after he derailed his Thailand Grand Prix hopes by accidentally tripping the kill switch.

Miller "disappointed in myself" after kill switch error

Miller had looked the quickest Ducati for much of the Buriram weekend, but had to give up his sixth position on the grid when he switched off his bike before the start.

He thus began the race from the pitlane, but ultimately caught up with the pack and finished in an eventual 14th place.

Explaining his start mishap, Miller said: "I turned the bike off. As soon as I pressed it [the kill switch], I've gone 'fuck, no!' because I knew exactly what button I'd pressed.

"Let's say, I was in a bit of a hurry, just trying to do everything a little bit too quickly, turned the launch on and I pressed the wrong button. I mean, it's easy enough to do - I did it.

"It's just one of those things. Just adrenaline going, everything like that."

More Thailand GP news:

Miller made it clear this hadn't happened to him before and "won't happen again either".

Asked whether he was able to put it out of his mind and focus on the race, he said: "I went out and, I was pissed, don't get me wrong, or disappointed in myself, but I just got over it straight away as soon as I exited pitlane.

"I gave it my all, I pushed from the start to the end as hard as I could. Tried to catch back as many positions as I could. But, yeah, today 14th was the best we could do."

Miller said his race after the early mistake felt "pretty flawless" apart from a minor error at Turn 1, and reckoned he could've "definitely" finished in the gap between the top three and the leading Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso in fourth.

He added: "The whole race going alone, no slipstreams on the first lap, so I instantly had to go down to the, let's say, fuel economy map, because I was pushing the wind the whole way, not a slipstream to be seen.

"I was riding on eco mode the whole way through and just trying to make it work.

"I struggled a little bit with the rear tyre. It was consistent, really good all the way through, but just didn't quite have the grip. Just checking the pace of Marc [Marquez] and those guys at the front - I broke into the [1m]31s quite early on, but to stay there the whole race was nearly impossible."

Jack Miller, Pramac Racing

Jack Miller, Pramac Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / LAT Images

shares
comments
Rossi: "Very similar" race frustrating after warm-up boost

Previous article

Rossi: "Very similar" race frustrating after warm-up boost

Next article

Rossi: Yamaha would be "crazy" not to retain Quartararo

Rossi: Yamaha would be "crazy" not to retain Quartararo
Load comments
How Ducati's Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future Prime

How Ducati's Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future

Duelling against Marc Marquez at the Aragon Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia came out on top to secure a long overdue MotoGP victory. As Marquez likened Bagnaia to a Ducati title contender of old, it appears the Italian rider could finally start to fight for wins on a more regular basis

MotoGP
Sep 13, 2021
Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble Prime

Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble

OPINION: The return of Andrea Dovizioso to the grid at Misano will be an interesting subplot to the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season. But the circumstances that have led to the former Ducati rider ending his sabbatical point to his signing being one more of convenience than a long-term commitment

MotoGP
Sep 8, 2021
Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP Prime

Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP

OPINION: The 2021 British Grand Prix was a historic day for MotoGP. At the centre of it was Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia after securing its first podium in the modern MotoGP era. It was something of a full-circle moment that highlighted just how far MotoGP has come in the last decade

MotoGP
Aug 30, 2021
Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home Prime

Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home

OPINION: Many of the UK’s MotoGP fans would prefer Donington Park to host the British GP beyond the expiry of Silverstone's current deal. But the track's fast, flowing circuit provides the best racing and should be regarded as its best bet for the foreseeable future

MotoGP
Aug 26, 2021
How Marc Marquez is facing his toughest challenge in MotoGP Prime

How Marc Marquez is facing his toughest challenge in MotoGP

The 2020 MotoGP season was an enthralling affair, but few would argue with you if you thought the world championship was a poorer place without Marc Marquez. In an exclusive interview, he explains the challenges he's faced in his comeback from injury and what he makes of the current MotoGP landscape.

MotoGP
Aug 23, 2021
The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP Prime

The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP

The headlines after MotoGP's Austrian GP were naturally dominated by Brad Binder's heroics on slicks in the rain. But although seventh was, on the face of it, a fairly average result in the context of his season, that Fabio Quartararo was in contention for victory before the rain at Yamaha's worst venue should sound alarm bells for his rivals

MotoGP
Aug 17, 2021
Why Aprilia is a good bet for Vinales - but won't fix his big problem Prime

Why Aprilia is a good bet for Vinales - but won't fix his big problem

The prelude to Maverick Vinales' move to Aprilia has been his tortured exit from Yamaha. But the Spanish rider must put allegations of sabotage, suspensions and unwanted personnel changes aside once he embarks upon his new journey, while Aprilia must find a way to get Vinales firing on all cylinders once again

MotoGP
Aug 16, 2021
The MotoGP rider dilemma facing Petronas SRT for 2022 Prime

The MotoGP rider dilemma facing Petronas SRT for 2022

The final pieces of the 2022 MotoGP rider market have yet to be finalised as Petronas SRT Yamaha faces several obstacles in replacing Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli. SRT’s preferred option has been locked into a KTM deal he doesn’t want, while its other target is managed by Rossi himself and wanted at his VR46 team.

MotoGP
Aug 10, 2021