Jack Miller after the victory in Japan: I was crying like a baby on the in-lap
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Jack Miller confirmed his superiority and the qualities he has by winning the Japanese GP. Miller could not hide his emotions after another superior performance. It seems that he did not expect this outcome and that is what really hit him.
“Crying like a baby”- Miller said as quoted by motorsport.com “It was an emotional one, as it always is with me,” Miller said. “I don’t know why. But I was crying like a baby on the in-lap." Self-confidence is the most important thing during the race and before the race.
When things don't go exactly as you expect, it's quite normal that self-confidence is slowly lost. Miller probably doubted this result and did not hope that he could win. Nevertheless, the victory is there and this is one of the happiest moments of his career.
“It was awesome, I didn’t know I had that in me. It was amazing to lead from pretty much start to finish. When you’re riding like that the biggest opponent you’ve got is the man inside your head. So, I was just trying to not listen to him so much and it was relatively easy to not listen to him when the bike was working as well as it was”.
Jack Miller on the race
He was seventh in the qualifications, which was an additional reason for the loss of his optimism. The bike was to his taste. Jack had the necessary speed, he was mentally prepared and deservedly won.
This will only be additional motivation for him to continue at the same pace and show that he is one of the most valuable. “It went better than planned,” he added. “I felt strong all weekend. I was a little bit disappointed after the qualy, I felt I could do a better job in the wet but I just didn’t feel myself.
“But being seventh on the grid, I thought we had our work cut out for us but we could do a good job from there. “I knew my pace from the Friday practice and even in the warm-up I was able to put in a heap of consistent 1m45s on the Hard and felt like that was the race tyre.
“Once I got going I seemed to be able to pick off the blokes relatively quickly. “Once I hit the front I was able to just sit at my pace. The bike worked amazing all day. I rode out of my skin, that’s for certain."