Australian Jack Miller has celebrated his second MotoGP™ podium of 2019, highlighted by a brilliant overtake in the dying stages of the Czech GP.
Light rain and a wet track caused a 40-minute race delay on Sunday at Brno, though it did not affect Miller’s focus.
The Pramac Racing rider, who started on the front row of the grid, spent most of the race behind Suzuki’s Alex Rins.
Miller patiently waited for the right moment to strike, diving past Rins with two laps to go.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) won the race, with Andrea Dovizioso taking second place and Miller in third.
“I am very satisfied with this result and I thank the team because this weekend we have done an extraordinary job,” Miller said.
“When Rins overtook me, I stayed calm and this allowed me to manage the tyre and then attack him in the final (laps).
Miller, who also finished third at the Americas GP in April, is seventh in the MotoGP™ World Championship standings, 16 points behind sixth-placed Valentino Rossi (Yamaha).
“I’m pretty happy, the team have done a great job and there’s no better way to kick off the second half of the season than being here on the podium,” Miller added.
Miller returns to the track next weekend at the Austrian GP on 9-11 August.