EMOTIONAL WIN FOR JACK MILLER IN JEREZ
“It’s out of this world” Jack Miller tearing of joy for his victory.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) won the Spanish Grand Prix with a stunning victory. He took another premier class victory today in Andalusia since his first victory in Dutch five years ago. Joining him on the podium, his teammate, Francesco Bagnaia who is currently the new MotoGP World Championship leader, and followed by Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) in third.
Miller began to take the lead from lap 16 of 25, he seized the shot as the poleman, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) went backward with an arm pump issue and prompting Miller for another victory. There were huge grins from ear to ear on Ducati’s three wises men of Dall’Igna, Tardozzi, and Ciabatti a second right after both Ducati’s riders crossed the chequered flag. It was the first 1-2 finish for Ducati since Czech Grand Prix in 2018.
“Indescribable what I’m feeling right now, I’m a flood of emotions, happy, sad and everything. I wish my parent was here to celebrate with me. They are back at home would be celebrating but I just want to thank everyone that supported me. Trying to do it again soon,” said Miller.
Morbidelli finished third with joy, declaring that it was “as good as a victory”. Meanwhile, a delighted performance from Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) linked his career-best MotoGP result in finishing fourth. The World Champion, Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was in fifth, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) finished in sixth and it was the closest they have ever been to a MotoGP race winner by only 5.164 seconds of Miller. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) finished in seventh, ahead of Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing). Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) the eight-time world champion bouncing back after the warm-up crash finished ninth and followed by his teammate, Pol Espargaro rounding out the top 10.
Due to Quartararo’s condition during the race, the Frenchman finished thirteenth and now two points behind Bagnaia who is leading the premier class title chase for the first time in his career. Perhaps, Quartararo will be able to reclaim his place on his home soil next Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Alex Marquez (LCR Castrol Honda) crashed out on the opening lap and made it as his third DNF’s in his four-race of 2021 season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s, Brad Binder, crashed out on lap 2 but was able to rejoin the race. Unfortunately, he had his second crash in lap 13 and led him out of the race. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) finished last after going wide at turn 2 on lap 3 and made it as his second crash in two races. Followed by Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama) crashed out on lap 10 and this was his first DNF of the season.
After an emotional race in Jerez, we will head to the next round at Le Mans for the French Grand Prix on (May 14 – 16).