It’s been 15 years since Ducati last won at Jerez. Loris Capirossi brought the last victory for the Reds in 2006. Until today. Today they could cheer and that even double. Jack Miller won by a margin of 1.912s ahead of his Ducati teammate Pecco Bagnaia and Petronas Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli.
Jack Miller won for the first time in a dry race. For the first time in a factory team. He could not hide his emotions, his eyes spoke volumes. Jack Miller was often ridiculed, his riding class was denied. Nevertheless, he continued to work on himself and, above all, believed in himself. Undeterred and focused, in order to reward himself for his work one day. Last year, Jack Miller showed a great performance on the Ducati, which was considered difficult, and was rewarded with a place in the factory team at the end of the year. But there were still skeptical voices, which hopefully will be silenced after today’s victory.
Pecco Bagnaia finished second behind Jack Miller and thus took over the world championship lead. With 66 points, he now leads ahead of Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales and Joan Mir. For Fabio Quartararo, the race went fabulously until lap 14. The Yamaha factory rider starts from pole and was able to keep his first place. Yes, until the 14th lap. Because then the posture of the Frenchman changed. It no longer ran smoothly. Within a lap he lost his lead to Jack Miller and at the end of the 15 lap he was overtaken by the latter. After that, it went for the Yamaha rider only to the back. He lost rank after rank and was only 13th in the end. What was going on, whether there was perhaps a problem with the bike or even with his arm, is open. An explanation is still missing. Whatever the reason, it was a Sunday to forget for Fabio Quartararo.
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