The Ducati Lenovo Team scored an extraordinary one-two finish at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, held this afternoon at the Jerez Circuit, where Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia took their Desmosedici GP bikes to the podium, finishing first and second respectively, Ducati said on Sunday.
“This is the second MotoGP success for the Australian rider, obtained at the end of a masterful race. Starting with the third fastest time from the front row of the grid, Miller took an early lead after the start but was passed by Quartararo on lap four and dropped back into second place. The Ducati Lenovo Team rider tried to remain close to the Frenchman and took immediate advantage of his difficulties towards the second part of the race as he continued to push, catching and overtaking him with ten laps to go. Miller crossed the finish line in first, giving Ducati its second win at Jerez de La Frontera since Capirossi’s last victory in 2006 and adding 25 points to his position in the overall standings, which currently sees him sixth.
“It was a great race also for Francesco Bagnaia, who started with the fourth fastest time today. Third, on the first lap, the Italian had dropped back behind Aleix Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli, but thanks to a steady pace, he could catch both and pass them. On lap 18, Bagnaia finally got past Quartararo and took second place, less than two seconds behind his teammate Jack Miller.
“Thanks to today’s result, Pecco now leads the overall standings by two points over Quartararo. Ducati and the Ducati Lenovo Team occupy second place in the manufacturer’s and team standings, respectively.”