MotoGP Rider Repeatedly Uses Wrong Chicane By Accident, Gets Black Flagged

Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller got a bit confused about the chicane changes at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

For this weekend’s MotoGP race at the Barcelona track, the final sector has been changed – with the series now using a new chicane before the final corner.

Both are left-right chicanes, but the one MotoGP now uses is slightly earlier than the one Formula 1 races on. It seems Miller didn’t get the memo, though…

There was a two-day test at the circuit in May which used the new MotoGP chicane but Miller had to sit it out, due to excessive swelling to his right hand after his huge FP4 shunt at Le Mans.

So, first practice for this weekend’s MotoGP race at Barcelona was his first time trying out the track revisions and it seems he didn’t actually realise.

He used the wrong chicane four times, with his team even trying to get the error across to him, before race direction gave him the black flag.

Miller even had a bit of help from fellow MotoGP riders before he eventually got what was going on. It was a pretty hilarious series of events during FP1 and Miller took the awkward mistake with good humour.