The MotoGP riders were flying at over 300 km/h and the two Aussie stars were caught up in the drama before the new season began.
The new MotoGP season has arrived. Two Australians joined the circus that saw riders fly around on motorcycles at speeds of 350 km/h.
Jack Miller is a star who has improved his overall position every year since playing in the big leagues in 2015.
He finished fourth last year in a season where he won two titles in Spain and France.
Miller will have to improve results again in 2022, but the Ducati rider will be under intense pressure to take on defending champion Fabio Quantararo and six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, who has suffered a serious injury. two seasons ago
Aussies don’t have any agreements. beyond this season while his younger teammate Pecco Bagnaia is guaranteed to ride in 2023.
Ducati has not revealed anything hopeful Miller will challenge for the title last year, but the 27-year-old has been uneasy about speculation about his contract status.
“I see my situation the same every year,” Miller told Autosport.
“I think it’s good to be a little hungry. Didn’t come in like last year thinking I’m going to win after winter testing.
“We just have to try and concentrate the whole lot. We cannot take our eyes off the ball.
“I’m fine, I feel fit, I feel ready to go.
“Every year during this time All the journalists in the world started writing nonsense about it, about me, that I was losing my job. about what i do writing to me
“So it’s the same as it used to be. there is nothing i can do I can’t control it “All I can do is do the best job I can. If I keep my job I’ll keep my job, if I don’t, I don’t.
“I mean, it’s just the same bull *** I have to deal with every year. I don’t understand why I have to deal with it and others don’t. But I just accept it and move on.”
On the other end of the spectrum is rookie Remy Gardner who graduated MotoGP after winning the Moto2 title last year.
Gardner comes from a rich racing pedigree — the son of Australian MotoGP legend and 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner.
The 24-year-old is one of five new players to come to the table this season. And will try to build a reputation for Tech3 KTM.
Gardner will have to battle his Moto2 rival Raul Fernandez, who suggested the Spanish press their team liked the Australian rider last year.
“It’s really nice to say you’re a champion when you’ve been in this category for six years and say you’re the smartest,” Fernandez said.
“No, you are not the smartest. You are the only one with the fewest obstacles in your way. “In a moral It was proven that results showed I was the strongest rider with more wins, poles and quicker laps. Remy is the champion because he scores more points. But with the speed we have and the tide rowing, to be honest, I feel like a moral champion.”
It’s safe to say that Gardner disagrees.
“Who is the champion?” he said in response.
“He can think as he thinks. But I think the team gave both of us a fair chance. And the better man wins on the field. It’s a bull thing *** if you ask me.”
Gardner is recovering from a broken wrist he sustained during pre-season training.
The MotoGP season kicks off at the Qatar Grand Prix on Monday morning at 02:00 (AEDT).