Jack Miller: This first quarter is going to be the most crucial part of the year
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2023 could be one of the most interesting years in Moto GP. There is a lot of competition and many interesting names. Jack Miller is certainly one of the most interesting names, and there are great expectations from him. Miller spoke to speedcafe about the adaptation to the KTM RC16.
He doesn't expect it to be easy, but he believes in himself and his qualities. "For sure it’s not easy – switching manufacturers, bikes, riding styles all factor into it,”-Jack Miller said. It’s never easy when you’re stuck in your ways and habits you learned on another motorcycle.
You have to get rid of them or adapt. We saw [that] last year with Maverick and the Aprilia. I’m sure we’ll see a bigger improvement for him. [But] I don’t want to look at other people’s results and base my adaptation off that.
I’m just here to do the best I can."
According to him, the first quarter will be the most important. Miller must give his maximum if he wants to really help his team, but also achieve success for himself.
The most important thing is that he stays healthy and that things turn out the way he expected. “In a perfect world, if we could gel in the first tests, then we’d be there in Portimao [Round 1], but that’s a perfect world.
We have a couple of tests before then so the biggest thing is to stay fit and healthy, do as much on the bike to make it second nature as possible and understand what it needs. This first quarter is going to be the most crucial part of the year, just understanding the bike and what we need to do with the bike”.
The management of Red Bull emphasized how important Miller is to them in achieving their ambitions this season.