Top 10 challenge outs Pramac Racing charger out of the race.
Australia’s Jack Miller exited the Spanish Grand Prix in the closing laps following an inspired ride into the top 10.
Miller qualified a lowly 15th on Saturday but managed to claw his way forward to as high as eighth in the race, however, he went down with three laps remaining.
“I am very sorry because it is always a shame to fall with a few laps to go,” Miller explained.
“I am especially sorry for the team that did a great job in these three days in Jerez. I tried to stay with the group fighting for the podium, then I no longer had the feeling – I’ll be back stronger at Le Mans.”
Despite his fall at Jerez – in addition to a non-finish at Qatar’s opener – Pramac Racing rider Miller still sits seventh in the MotoGP championship standings.