The image of Jack Miller alone on the first slot of the grid at the Argentina GP set the scene for one of the more bizarre chapters in MotoGP™ history at the weekend.
After going out in qualifying on slick tyres and taking a resounding pole position on Saturday, Miller and his team once again chose the right strategy on Sunday – opting for slicks despite a few drops of rain that began to fall before the race.
With the rest of the grid choosing wet tyres, confusion reigned as the rain stopped falling and the circuit dried, forcing every rider other than Miller back to the pits to switch to slicks.
Following much debate on how the race would eventually get underway, Miller was given the advantage of starting 50 yards ahead of the rest of the field.
Miller led for 18 laps before a mistake at Turn 1 allowed eventual winner Cal Crutchlow, as well as Johann Zarco and Alex Rins, to pass him.
The Aussie's extraordinary race ended with a superb P4 at the end of a weekend that will be remembered for a long time.
"I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed because I wasn't able to fight for the podium after leading the race for a long time," Miller said.
"I made a mistake that cost me a lot.
"But to be honest I'm very happy for this weekend and we've done an incredible job with the team."