Valencia has always been one of Jack Miller’s best tracks, and the Aussie continued his great record with his third-successive podium at the circuit.
After qualifying in third, the Aussie dropped back as far as sixth in the race but managed to fight his way back to a rostrum finish.
It even looked like the Queenslander might be able to fight Jorge Martin for second place, but couldn’t pull off an overtake in time.
Miller’s podium not only secured fourth in the riders’ championship overall but also helped Ducati seal the 2021 MotoGP™️ Team’s World Title.
This was also Ducati’s very first podium lockout, with Pecco Bagnaia winning the race and Martin in second.
Miller commented after the race; "I'm delighted, even though I would have liked to have achieved something more today. Unfortunately, I lost some time at the start and had to recover to get back in the fight for the podium.
“It was a good race, and I had a lot of fun. Valencia is a track I really like, and it's nice to finish the season like this.
“It's the first time three Ducatis have finished on the podium, and it's great to be part of this important achievement.
“I'm sure our bike will be even better next year, so I'm looking forward to the 2022 season and trying to fight for the riders' title.
“This year we finish fourth, and it is my best result ever in the MotoGP Championship, so I hope to do even better next year."
Miller will only have a few days off until winter testing commences on 18-19 November.