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Miller settles for P4 after challenging for podium in Spain

Monday, 20 July 2020

The Aussie battled hard at Jerez.

Australia’s Jack Miller has made a promising start to his 2020 MotoGP™ campaign, narrowly missing out on a podium spot at the Spanish GP.

Miller, who qualified on the second row of the grid, finished fourth in the race at Jerez after being passed by Andrea Dovizioso in dying stages.

Pramac Racing rider Miller ran as high as second in the 25-lap battle and held the position comfortably until tyre degradation saw him lose pace.

Dovizioso made his move on Miller on the penultimate lap, with the Aussie finishing 0.722 seconds behind the Ducati rider.

“Was really good race for me in general, if you look compared from last year here in Jerez,” said Miller, who crashed out at the same race in 2019.

“The most important thing was finished today, the bike was great, the feeling was good.

“We managed the tyres very well, and now we know what we have to do to improve.

“We will take the fourth position and we will come back next week with a clear picture in mind.”

The race was won by Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo – his maiden MotoGP™ victory – followed by Maverick Vinales (Monster Yamaha) and Dovizioso.

MotoGP™ returns next weekend for the Andalucia MotoGP™, again to be held at the Circuito de Jerez.