Personally I have no doubts: Jack Miller had to be sanctioned for what happened at turn 16 during the 13th lap, when he crashed into a Joan Mir.
His was, in my view a reaction foul, after a previous contact, for a previous rather hard, but at the limit, entry of Mir.
Miller wanted to take revenge: then, perhaps, the reaction got a bit ‘out of hand’, but in my view the episode is unequivocal, even if the ‘Steward Panels’ decided otherwise. Mir is also convinced of the intentionality of the maneuver of the Australian.
“I think he did it on purpose, that it was intentional – the world champion is not around. It all started at turn 10, the only point where I could pass him. I got in the right position, I was all ‘interior, while he was a bit wide. We touched and I apologized (actually, if Miller hadn’t raised the bike, there would have been other consequences, n.d.r.), also because I don’t like certain overtaking.
Then at 16 I went a little wide: I looked at Jack, he certainly saw me and was shaking his head. I was as wide as possible, but he hit me. It could have been a bad accident, it was dangerous”.
Mir has no doubts and does not accept that no action has been taken. “We will evaluate with the team if there is possibility to appeal. I think he did it on purpose, he had to be sanctioned, he had no respect “.
Miller’s defense, in truth, is unconvincing:
“I did my best, I was doing a good race. I agree that the Suzuki runs well, while we have more speed, but he decided to hit me several times, at the first corner, at the second, then at 6, then at ten. I was wide and I kept my trajectory, there was a contact ”.
The Ducati rider denies that there was intentionality. “I followed my trajectory, he went wide with Rins.” But who was in front: Mir or Miller? Jack does not answer this decisive question. “I don’t want to talk too much about this, these things happen in the race”.
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