Pre-season MotoGP title favourite Jack Miller has undergone arm pump surgery following last weekend’s Doha Grand Prix.
Miller – who was involved in a controversial tussle with reigning MotoGP champion Joan Mir at the weekend – had said that he was due to have an operation on the arm pump issue as he claimed it had slowed him significantly in the final stages of Sunday’s race where he finished ninth.
On Tuesday evening, his Ducati team confirmed he had undergone the surgery on his forearm in Barcelona but was hoping to be back in time for MotoGP’s next round at Portugal.
“There are still ten days left before Portimão. If my recovery proceeds normally, I’ll be able to be back on track in Portugal, even if not completely at my 100% fitness,” Miller said in a release.
Miller had been one of the favourites for the 2021 title following an impressive performance in pre-season testing for Ducati, but has so far not capitalised on the momentum and has lost out on two victories at the Losail circuit in the opening two rounds of the MotoGP season.
KTM Tech3 rider Iker Lecuona also underwent arm pump surgery earlier on Tuesday for the same issues as Miller.
— Tech3 Racing (@Tech3Racing) April 6, 2021