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Miller’s Portimao race received’t be dictated by Ducati title hopes

Ducati comes into the ultimate spherical of the 2020 season on the Algarve International Circuit degree on factors with Suzuki within the constructors’ desk. 

Miller, who will be a part of the works Ducati squad subsequent 12 months, is the main rider for the Italian marque in third on the grid, with the next-best Desmosedici Johann Zarco in ninth on the Avintia GP19. 

Having been denied a win with Pramac by 0.093 seconds final week within the Valencia GP, Miller’s ideas are totally on rectifying this and isn’t acutely aware of Ducati’s personal title hopes.

“I mean if we can win for sure, why not,” he mentioned when requested by if profitable was extra necessary to him than serving to Ducati to the constructors’ title.

“I know the manufacturers’ championship is important to Ducati, but at the end of the day – I’ve said all along – I want to get a victory with the Pramac team and we haven’t got many options left.

“We’ve got one. If I have a chance tomorrow [I will go for it].

“Definitely it won’t be weighing on my mind at all if I have the opportunity, I won’t be thinking ‘ah, I will settle for second to win the constructors championship’. 

“My main focus is on finishing the race and getting maximum points as possible.

“At this point we can only go forwards in the championship, so a win would definitely benefit that a lot.” 

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Morbidelli’s “heart not ready” for an additional last-lap Miller battle

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli pipped Miller final weekend in an exhilarating last-lap duel on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit having additionally began alongside one another there. 

Morbidelli is amongst the favourites for victory on Sunday, however admits he isn’t on the lookout for one other last-lap battle with the Pramac rider. 

“I hope not, I don’t think my heart is ready for another thing like that,” he mentioned.

Miller added: “If Franky has got that answer, I might come out on top this time! 

“No, I think Valencia is already difficult to pass at, but here [Algarve] is another world – unless you can stuff it [up the inside], but then you will slow down the pace quite a lot.”


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