Doohan: Miller should expect MotoGP title in 2022
Jack Miller’s expectation should be nothing less than winning the 2022 MotoGP World Championship according to five-time first-class title winner Mick Doohan.
Miller, 26, joined the Ducati works team this year after three good seasons with the Pramac Racing satellite team.
Although he never won with the sister team, he was on the podium nine times with them and once in pole position.
A graduate of the Ducati works team, the Australian quickly found success with the Italian team.
In its fourth and fifth races of 2021, victories were to come in Spain and France.
However, he would go winless in the remaining races, despite winning three third places.
Miller would end the season in fourth place behind championship winner Fabio Quartararo from Yamaha, the other Ducati factory rider Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir from Suzuki.
Appearing in Episode 6 of KTM Summer Grill, Doohan said Miller is due to be a championship contender in 2022.
“I think you expect to win the world championship,” Doohan told Speedcafe.com.
“Really, he shouldn’t have any other expectations and he shouldn’t have any other thoughts than how he can prepare to get into that position, and a regular winner of the race is one of those. ingredients, but consistency is the key.
“You have to finish the races, you have to be at the forefront. If you can’t win, you take the next best position, and that’s what wins the championships.
“He sure has it, he sure has all the pieces of the puzzle, he just needs to put them together and he can do it.”
“I hope for him that he can and it would be great to inspire the next generation of young people who want to be successful and who already admire Jack.
“It would just send them a good shot to say, ‘Hey, look, anything is possible.’ Winning is his only option.
Miller suffered four withdrawals in his debut season with the Factory team, marking the fourth consecutive year he has had so many failures.
For Doohan, being constantly in the foreground must be Miller’s modus operandi for 2022.
“Jack, he shone every now and then,” Doohan explained.
“He was a little inconsistent. He’s a great guy, a great character, great for the sport, and it would be just fantastic to see him get that consistency.
“It’s a shame his teammates seemed to gain the upper hand later in the season, but that said, hopefully that will make Jack want to do a little better and I guess he will regain some consistency.
“He certainly has the ability to win a championship, he’s certainly pretty quick, he just needs to rebuild that consistency.
“If Ducati can continue with the development of the bike the bike has seemed to perform well in most places this year so if they can continue that way I think he’s in a great position to be our best shot at winning. a title.”
Miller will be joined again by Bagnaia in 2022 at Ducati.
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