JERÉZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) — Australian Jack Miller took advantage of Fabio Quartararo's mid-race injury to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday and end a five-year winless streak in MotoGP.

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez finished ninth in his second race since returning from a long injury layoff.

The 26-year-old Miller took the lead with 10 laps to go after Quartararo sustained an arm injury that kept him from maintaining a quick pace at the front. Quartararo, who was going for his third straight victory, said he suddenly lost strength in his arm.

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He was in pain and looked desolate after the race. The French rider from Yamaha finished 13th, losing the championship lead to Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia, the second-place finisher on Sunday. Franco Morbidelli was third.

Miller, Bagnaia's teammate, hadn't won a MotoGP race since 2016. He moved up to sixth in the championship.

It was the first Ducati 1-2 in three years.

Márquez finished ninth after starting 14th in his second race since breaking his upper right arm last July. He had finished seventh in the Portuguese GP.

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