Miller back on the podium at Algarve GP

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Jack Miller finished third as Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia won from pole to produce a near-flawless display at the Algarve grand prix to claim his third victory of the season.

The pair's performances enabled Ducati to claim the constructors' title.

Spain's outgoing champion Joan Mir of Suzuki was second on Sunday but Yamaha's new world champion Fabio Quartararo - who clinched the title at last month's Emilia Romagna grand prix - began his reign in disappointing fashion as he crashed out with five laps to go in the race.

Miller, who jumped from second on the grid to lead into the first corner before being passed by Bagnaia and Mir, lost pace with 15 laps to go and was also overtaken by LCR Honda's Alex Marquez. However, the Australian regained ground to take third, his first podium finish since the Catalan GP in June.

Italian Bagnaia, who was starting first on the grid for a fifth straight race, overcame a minor early blip in which he briefly lost the lead before crossing the line in dominant fashion in the penultimate race of the season.

The race ended in anti-climactic fashion shortly before the finish with a red flag being waved following a bad crash.

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