“The visibility was stunning the primary two laps, actually,” stated KTM’s Jack Miller.
“The issue was the windscreen was soiled so that you could not see any of it, so that you’re sort of sticking your head within the straight making an attempt to see.”
The grime additionally meant that Miller shortly used his tear and needed to wipe down the visor of his “motocross model” helmet each few laps.
“The helmet labored brilliantly, it did not leak in any respect,” he stated of the primary moist MotoGP race for the brand new Alpinestars design.
“I saved my tear for about three laps, then I gave it up and simply wiped (the grime off the visor) with my hand.
“In flip 10, I used to be like, ‘waaaah’, on the lean angle, actually flat (out) and I took my hand off to wipe it off! It was sort of like motocross!
“Each 3 or 4 laps you needed to wipe it off simply because there was a lot sand and shit within the water.”
After battling for the lead on his KTM debut at Portimao, Miller needed to deal with each a brand new monitor and new (moist) situations at Termas de Rio Hondo.
Lined up sixteenth, simply behind teammate and Dash winner Brad Binder, Miller moved up ten locations throughout Sunday’s race to additionally sit sixth on the planet championship standings.
“Fairly completely happy,” stated the Australian, who saved Fabio Quartararo at bay within the closing phases. “I imply, nobody is completely happy to be sixth, are they? We needed slightly extra however ranging from sixteenth place was not the best factor on the planet. Nonetheless, we made our manner.
“After three laps, I simply hit a wall. Undecided if I baked the rear tire a bit on the left facet drive finish. However I began having second after second.
“I attempted scrolling my maps to determine if that was the issue. I attempted extra energy, that did not assist in any respect. I attempted much less energy, that appeared to assist a bit Transfer the TC goal a bit away and that was higher too, want I had slightly extra headroom with that.
“Then with eight laps to go it sort of got here again good, I began to chop my lap instances a bit, I used to be in a position to get again to Jorge (Martin).
The RC16 has already received within the moist with Binder and Miguel Oliveira and Miller, additionally a acknowledged expertise on slippery surfaces, was impressed together with his first expertise.
“The bike itself was mega, particularly up entrance,” he stated.
“It was a studying weekend for us. With the primary deployment right here within the moist, we have been actually distant. We took an enormous step this morning, we in all probability might have finished slightly extra in that course.
“We have made the bike a bit shorter, our wheelbase is so much longer than it has been the final two years. However we shortened it a bit this morning, we in all probability might have taken one other step on this Simply with the switch you get, it is so significantly better, a significantly better journey.
“However the bike is mega within the moist, the entrance finish is strong, you get learn within the moist and dry the place you’re with the entrance tyre. I needed a bit extra, however we’ll take it.
“The tempo was additionally excellent within the (dry) dash race and I used to be sort of hoping for a dry race immediately. However nonetheless I am actually proud of the job we did.
“I really feel like after these final two Grands Prix we’ve a good base set-up, and we will hopefully begin racing in America.
“MotoGP is about outcomes. We’re engaged on it. I benefit from the course of.
Binder crashed after contact on the primary lap and completed seventeenth and final.