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Thriller Miller takes the win in Jerez

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:06 Mon, 03 May 2021

Thriller Miller takes the win in Jerez  | News Article
Jack Miller - MotoGP

Australia's Jack Miller raced to victory in Jerez during the Spanish Grand Prix for his first MotoGP win since 2017.

Magnificent Miller was flawless in his execution record his first dry weather win and also his first victory as a Ducati rider.

An emotional Miller said the last part of the race was the longest of his career.

“Those last seven or eight laps were the longest of my career, but it is indescribable what I am feeling right now,” said the rider who is hugely popular amongst his fellow competitors.

“It's a flood of emotions - happy, sad, everything.

“I thought when Fabio Quartararo went past okay he's got a bit better pace.

“I thought he was going to bolt. I didn't expect him to come back to me but he did.

“He started to drop really off when I passed him.”

Miller's Ducati teammate, Pecco Bagnaia, finished in second to overtake Fabio Quartararo at the top of the standings. South Africa’s Brad Binder crashed out on lap 14.

Top ten in the Spanish Grand Prix

1 Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati) 41min 5.602sec
2 Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati) at 1.912sec
3 Franco Morbidelli (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 2.516
4 Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 3.206
5 Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 4.256
6 Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 5.16
7 Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) 5.651
8 Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Pramac) 7.161
9 Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 10.494
10 Pol Espargaro (ESP/Honda) 11.776

World championship standings after four rounds:

1 Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati) 66 points
2 Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha) 64
3 Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) 50
4 Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 49
5 Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Pramac) 48
6 Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati) 39
7 Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 35
8 Franco Morbidelli (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 33
9 Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 23
10 Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 21

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