The factory Ducati man was hunting down Miller’s GP19 – the last thing the number 43 rider wanted, but he held on to hold off the new Championship leader. “Yeah I think Morbidelli and him must have had a tussle, because I almost stretched it out to about six seconds there and then I just saw 5.4, 5, 3.9 and I’m going ‘oh no oh no, he’s coming’, I was like ‘just don’t make any mistakes’, and I knew I had a lot of rear tyre left like I said so I just tried to manage it the best I could to do a semi-decent last lap and if I had to fight, I’d have to fight. So I was just trying to do that and it came out alright.”