Ducati rider Jack Miller was left “pissed” after only mustering a second-row grid slot for MotoGP at Doha, even though a mammoth moment which Fabio Quartararo described as “scariest I’ve ever seen”.
It was a Pramac Ducati 1-2 in qualifying for Doha. This undoubtedly left the works operation a little red faced and embarrassed after being thoroughly beaten by their customer team. Jack Miller especially was livid, as shown on the cameras throwing his gloves on the ground and flopping onto his chair.
Fourth place may not be where the Australian wants to be, but its a lot better than where he could have been after a massive moment that the cameras didn’t pick up.
Miller said in a post-race interview; “I’m happy with fourth, but I had another massive moment at Turn 3. It was probably bigger than yesterday, Fabio [Quartararo] saw it live…”
Quartararo confirmed he did, and it seemed to scare him a fair amount:
“Yesterday’s save was nothing compared to what he had today. Yesterday was just one moment. Today he made that but 3 or 4 times longer and faster shaking. It’s a shame it wasn’t on TV. But for sure it was one of the biggest moments I’ve seen in MotoGP. When I saw that he then improved the lap after I thought, to be polite, ‘big balls’!”
Quartararo lines up alongside Miller in a Ducati sandwich, with Francesco Bagnaia on the other side of row 2. They’re all hoping for an Easter podium in the race under lights later today.