Defending MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir accused Australian Jack Miller of deliberately making contact with him at 200 km / h at the Doha Grand Prix on Sunday

I told me Miller’s antics were “super dangerous” on lap 13 of a highly competitive premier class race as the pair scrambled for position on the track

It was Mir who made the first contact and pushed Miller far while attempting a risky overtaking maneuver in Turn 10

“We both touched a bit, then I picked up the bike. It was a maneuver that I understand was risky but not over the limit,” Mir told reporters after the race, adding that he confirmed the contact by lifting his leg apologetically

However, later that round, the Australian appeared to take revenge by bumping his shoulder into him as they left the corner after looking over twice to see where his rival was positioned

“I was far in the last corner and when I came back I saw Jack and he was moving his head the way he saw me,” told Me

“I just went to the curb and he just got over me and we both touched, we almost fell on the straight

“I think it was super risky, it was a super dangerous maneuver I think that was intentional “

TV footage seems to show Miller looking up as he exits the curve before making firm contact with Me at almost 200 km / h He later waves his finger at the Spanish driver as the couple flies down the straight

“Who knows what’s going through Jack Miller’s mind, but from the outside it looked like instant retaliation to me,” added Matt Birt after seeing a replay

The incident was reviewed by the MotoGP stewards during the race and they announced that no further action was taken

“There were few contacts, but that’s how the race went, seemed like a bit of contact here and there. It was just one of those things,” Miller said

“We both saw what happened and after that we drove on, so not really much on this side. I’ve already been hit three times, I think “

Both Mir and Miller dropped out of the top 6 as a result of the collision and took seventh and seventh place respectively ninth place

After two races in the championship, Miller is ninth in a row after finishing ninth in a row, which is viewed as a disappointing return on a Ducati that has shown exceptional pace so far

Miller wrote after the race that numbness in his right hand – the same arm he had surgery on last year – was so handicapped in the closing stages that he could barely feel the brake lever, adding that he was looked at treatment options ahead of the Portimão Grand Prix on Jan. April

“I definitely don’t want another end to a race like this, so we’re going to investigate what I can do when we get back to Europe,” wrote Miller

Miller’s team-mate Francesco Bagnaia finished third and sixth so far this season and is fourth in the overall standings, behind Maverick Viñales, Fabrio Quartararo and front runner Johann Zarco

The incident was only part of an exciting race won by Yamaha’s Quartararo The 15 best riders were less than nine seconds apart, making it the closest race in MotoGP history

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