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Jack Miller: I knew Quartararo would get a penalty

Monday, 7 June 2021

The Aussie secured a podium.

Australia’s Jack Miller snared another MotoGP™ podium at the Catalan GP on Sunday.

Miller, who started from the front row of the grid, secured third place with a smart and measured ride.

The factory Ducati rider took advantage of a penalty handed out to Fabio Quartararo for cutting multiple corners towards the end of the race.

"Today, it was crucial to gain some points on Quartararo!” said the Aussie.

“In the race, I managed the rear tyre well, while the front tyre was a little overheated all the time, but we still managed to have some great battles.

“On the last lap, I was very close to Quartararo, and I would have had another chance to pass him, but I saw him cut the chicane, and I knew he would have had to take a penalty because he had gained a lot of time there.

“So, I tried to stay as close to him as possible and not make any mistakes to secure third place. This is the first time I've been on the podium at Montmeló, and I'm thrilled with this result, both for the whole team and for me!"

Miller’s podium has elevated the Queenslander to third in the championship standings, only 25 points off the overall leader Quartararo.

The race was won by KTM’s Miguel Oliveira with Johann Zarco (Pramac) and Miller completing the podium.

Miller returns to the track later this month at the Sachsenring in Germany on 18-20 June.