He was written off and slated from every angle after a turbulent start to 2021. But Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) silenced every single one of those critics by shocking the two-wheeled world and taking an unlikely win at the Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix. The Australian was the ultimate opportunist as he pounced all over a serious problem that saw Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) fall from a comfortable two second lead to outside the top ten in just a handful of laps. Joining Miller on the podium was new MotoGP™ World Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia, making it the first Ducati 1-2 in three years, and Petronas Yamaha SRT's Franco Morbidelli.
WHAT CAUSED QUARTARARO'S SHOCKING DROP FROM FIRST TO 13TH?
It was all going swimmingly for the factory Yamaha man. A hat-trick of MotoGP™ wins were surely there for the taking. Before drama struck halfway through the Jerez race as the Frenchman suddenly began dropping like a stone through the field. In the space of a handful of laps, he went from first to thirteenth. He explains it all here.
UNSEEN: DUCATI CELEBRATE HISTORIC JEREZ 1-2
"Get the beers in!" - Jack Miller's first words after getting back to the Ducati Lenovo Team following his stunning Spanish Grand Prix victory. And there was every reason to party too, with Ducati taking a historic 1-2 finish at a circuit that isn't touted as being favourable for the Desmosedici.
"IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD"
Five years on from his last premier class victory, his first MotoGP™ victory in dry conditions, a first with Ducati and it all comes after a turbulent start to his 2021. Enjoy this in-depth, emotional chat with the loveable Aussie.
MARQUEZ SUFFERS BIG SCARE WITH TURN 7 CRASH
On Saturday, Marc Marquez had the biggest scare yet on his return to MotoGP™ by suffering his first crash. And it was a big one. The front-end letting go at the fast Turn 7 saw him fly into the air fences, before thankfully rising to his feet and returning to action for the rest of the weekend.