Miller left surprised after taking back-to-back victories

Jack Miller has said he ‘didn’t expect’ to take back-to-back victories after claiming his third MotoGP win in the French GP yesterday.

In what was a chaotic race after heavy rain struck during the Grand Prix of France, Miller came out on top with a controlling victory.

By the fifth lap however, it looked like the Australian’s race was headed for disaster after he made a trip through the gravel, and was then given a double long-lap penalty for speeding in the pits when he came in to swap to wet tyres.

Fortune eventually played into his hands after Marc Marquez crashed out of the lead and Fabio Quartararo was handed a long-lap penalty for a pit-lane infringement, which allowed the Ducati rider to pull away and take victory.

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Speaking to BT Sport after the race, the 26-year-old said he ‘didn’t want to believe it’ when he was given a penalty but the win felt ‘amazing’.

“When I saw double long-lap I didn’t want to believe it, I was like that can’t be right, what have I done? The old French speeding fines, I’m used to getting a few of them, normally they come in the mail,” he said.

“It’s amazing, I mean I can’t really say too much, I didn’t expect these back-to-back wins.

“I’ve doubled my career total in two weeks so that’s pretty nice but no it’s an amazing feeling to be here, to be in the factory team, to be able to do this week in week out, it’s just awesome.

“I haven’t seen the championship standings yet, but I know this would have helped today and yeah we’ll just try and keep working our way forward.”

After a win in Jerez, the Queensland-born rider made it back-to-back victories in MotoGP, the first time an Australian has done so since Casey Stoner in 2012.

Miller now sits fourth in the Riders’ Standings, 16 points behind championship leader Quartararo and will look to make inroads on that lead at Mugello.