An Aussie threat emerges.
As the dramas of an extremely wet Thailand GP unfolded it was Jack Miller who put his head down and took advantage of the rapidly changing conditions to take the second podium step, and another fist-full of points.
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) took the victory in rain conditions at the Buriram GP in Thailand after holding on from the pressures of Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) in second and the trailing Ducati’s of Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) in third.
Watch the race highlights below.
Jack Miller has now scored more points than anyone in the last 3 rounds and is now emerging as a title threat.
Jack Miller continues to clock up championship points with a fifth in Aragon, before a dominating win in Motegi, and now a well-earned second place in Buriram completing the triple header. Miller is fifth in the Championship, and only one point behind Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP), and 40 behind Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) . With 3 rounds remaining in the season and 75 points still on the table, both ‘The Beast’ and ‘Thriller’ are still in the championship race.
Francesco Bagnaia got onto the podium, but no point for Fabio Quartararo means the pair are only separated by two points in the riders’ standings with three rounds to go.
Aleix Espargaro who is third in the Championship, hasn’t has a great run with a total of 21 points in the last three Grands Prix, but he still gained ground on Quartararo, even after having to serve a Long Lap Penalty in the Thai GP. Espargaro was expecting much worst after qualifying 13th but is now only 20 championship points behind the Frenchman as he looks to make amends in Australia.
Miller heads home this week to get married before heading to his home round in Phillip Island, The Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, on October 14-16.