With a ninth and a DNF as his best results in Aragon last season, Ducati’s Jack Miller is confident that this year’s Desmosedici GP21 can help him showcase similar form to that of 2019.

The Australian took third that year behind fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso and race winner Marc Marquez, but with a much ‘more consistent’ and overall better package in 2021, a similar result is certainly possible. 

Ducati have gone well at the Spanish circuit in recent seasons - four podiums from the last four races - not including the TeruelGP last year. 

Asked if he’s better positioned than last year to fight at the front in Aragon, Miller added: "I’d like to think so yeah. I think we have a more consistent bike underneath us this year in terms of performance at each track. 

"I think we’re in a good position coming into this Grand Prix, but we’ll never know until we get out there in FP1 tomorrow. 

"The weather is definitely a lot warmer than it was when we were here last year. I think it feels more like an Aragon Grand Prix now. 

"We were on the podium here in 2019, last year both races were shocking, and I mean the second one I ended up only making it to turn two. 

"Hopefully this year we’ll be able to turn it around. There’s six races left and we’re sitting fifth in the championship, but we need to get some more points on the board." 

Miller comes into the race weekend as the top Ducati finisher from Silverstone after he was able to conserve his rear tyre brilliantly, something that had been a struggle in previous rounds - also the same issue Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia encountered at Silverstone.