MotoGP: Jack Miller wins rain-hit French Grand Prix

It was Jack Miller's second consecutive victory in the 2021 MotoGP season following his success in the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this month.

Jack Miller is the first Australian rider to seal back-to-back MotoGP wins since Casey Stoner in the 2012 season.   -  Getty Images

Ducati's Jack Miller held his nerve in a crash-filled MotoGP race in rainy conditions to win the French Grand Prix at Le Mans on Sunday, with the Australian finishing ahead of local hopes Johann Zarco and Fabio Quartararo.

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It was Miller's second consecutive victory following his success in the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this month, making him the first Australian to seal back-to-back wins since Casey Stoner in 2012.

In chaotic scenes at the Bugatti Circuit following a spell of heavy rain, a number of riders including defending champion Joan Mir, six-time champion Marc Marquez, Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins failed to finish the race.

"It was very hectic," Miller said in a post-race interview. "It was perfectly still pretty much just before... but when the rain and the wind came as I came down pit road the barrier blew into pit lane and I said: 'They're going to red-flag this.'

"But then it dropped off relatively quick... the first couple of laps were real dodgy on the wet tyres. But I had to get going and then I had the penalties... I generally do get speeding tickets here in France.

"But I was able to bosh them out pretty quickly and get to work on Fabio. I got in front of him and I felt comfortable. I was just riding to the conditions... Absolutely amazing. I can't believe it. Back-to-back wins like this, it's just fantastic."

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