MotoGP: Ducati delay 2022 launch as Jack Miller tests positive for Covid-19

Jack Miller has tested positive for Covid-19 but is fortunately asymptomatic
Jack Miller has tested positive for Covid-19 but is fortunately asymptomatic

Ducati have delayed their 2022 MotoGP season launch after Jack Miller tested positive for Covid-19.

Miller is unable to leave Australia after testing positive for the virus, however as he is asymptomatic, he’s still able to continue physical training programme. The Aussie posted a video on his social media to update fans on his situation.

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As a result of Miller’s positive test, Ducati have delayed their official launch day until February 7. The event was originally due to take place on January 28.

“Unfortunately, as you can tell, I’m still here at home in Australia due to testing positive for Coronavirus,” Miller explained in his video. “I’m currently unable to travel and will miss the team presentation.

“I just wanted to let you all know that I’m doing fine, no symptoms, still able to continue with my training here on the farm. But unable to travel at this point in time. I’m missing you all and I can’t wait to see you all very soon.”

The three-time MotoGP race winner returned to Australia in December and made a special wildcard appearance in the Australian Superbike Championship finale at The Bend. Despite a DNF in race one, Miller bounced back to take a podium in the final race of the year on his Ducati V4 R.

The first official MotoGP test of the year takes place in Malaysia, at Sepang, on February 5-6. This is following by a three-day test at the new Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia on February 11-13.